Japan Adventure: Exploring Tokyo!

After an exhausting travel day, we wasted no time in getting out to see some of the sights here.  Took the train from Shinagawa up to the Akihabara station, and then went to a store popular with comic book and other geeky things Japanese.  After that, I explored the big Japanese garden that is surrounded by the Prince hotel group.  We’ll be seeing more extraordinary gardens in a few days but the grounds here capture the feeling

On the ground at Narita airport.

On the ground at Narita airport.

Here's the story on the big bell in the other picture.

Here’s the story on the big bell in the other picture.

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Enjoying "Dango," a sweet dumpling made from mochiko rice flour.

Enjoying “Dango,” a sweet dumpling made from mochiko rice flour.

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Hangin' with the geeks!

Hangin’ with the geeks!

Funny to see Japanese WW2 models for the kids here.

Funny to see Japanese WW2 models for the kids here.

Outside Mandarake store

Outside Mandarake store

Some people dress up in anime costumes

Some people dress up in anime costumes

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About USD $30 for a Hello Kitty fan.

About USD $30 for a Hello Kitty fan.

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Billboard

Billboard

On the street

On the street

View from Akihabara Station

View from Akihabara Station

trains are busy but smooth and comfortable.

trains are busy but smooth and comfortable.

Waiting for the train!

Waiting for the train!

Learning about the local currency...

Learning about the local currency…

of really being in Japan for me.

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