Forgot to mention this earlier, but I know I won’t be able to get away with hiding this information. Today there must have been a blue moon or comets must have colided as David actually managed to find his way using a map. It gets worse, for the first time in an aon I actually managed to get lost as well, much to a certain friend’s smug delight.
The rain has meant no outdoor shots so nothing too Japanese.
Pictures Here at Community Webshots
The original plan for today was to see the cherry blossom at Shinjuku Goen, then to head over to the Imperial Palace. Yesterday it was nice and sunny, so this would have been great, however it has rained all day. Net result we went over to Akihabara, the electronics area, to do some shopping.
There are lots of toys there, all at similar sorts of prices to the UK, so a card reader for the laptop and a 256 MB pen drive were both not bought. The place did feel a little too like home for my wallet’s own good and Dave had to drag me away from the latest Panasonic laptop – the Light Wave C2. The thing is about the size of a smaller laptop, weighs next to nothing, and yet still manages to fit in a DVD read/writer. I was so tempted.
Lunch today has been sushi, at about a quarter the price of the UK. Dinner will probably be snacks (such as yakitori and takoyaki) in a sake bar.
Yay ! – Japanese breakfasts are fun and large. We’re not sure if the flat noodles were actually fish intestine – not sure we’ll ask either. Fish with rice and meats, along with a bowl of miso-oshiro is a perfect way to start the day. Oh I asked Dave about the quake – he never noticed a thing.
Well just been woken up early by my first earth tremor here. Will ask Dave later if he also noticed it. It was strong enough that you could hear fittings creaking, but it was still only a mild shock.