Sunday, November 30, 2008

Harajuku and Ginza

After the Meiji Shrine, we made our way to the other side of the universe, er, right across the street to Harajuku. We saw some interesting characters, but mostly I didn't get pictures of them. These are a few of the people we saw who were fairly indicative of the general population of this Tokyo neighborhood. Needless to say, Alex and I felt a little out of place. :)

Harajuku is a serious shopping district - from the high end to the, um, colorful, if you want it, you can buy it in Harajuku.

We made our way back to our hotel after Harajuku and Meiji and spent some more time exploring our neighborhood. The Imperial Palace was just a stone's throw to the west of our hotel. Ginza was just as close on the east side.

And while you could buy just about anything in Harajuku. You can buy just about anything, provided it's really expensive, in Ginza. From the department stores (amazing and nothing like ours) to the high-end retailers to the technicolor signage, Ginza is an experience, and we enjoyed it immensely.

And we got to scope out Kabuki-za, where we headed the next day. No pictures allowed inside, but it's pretty on the outside, so here, take a look.

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