I'll let the pictures do most of the talking...but wrote some highlights.

imperial palace & tokyo station surroundings: contrast new and old

asakusa market & sensoji temple: red-dyed octopus tentacles are grotesque (felix' word) and frightening. i needed a fruit to eat, so i bought a chocolate covered banana and loved it.

ginza: beautiful night scenes. loved the flags, banners and lights lining the streets. there was a different theme for each street. also, my first SOLO meal, a standard sushi, tempura set dinner. independence tastes delicious.

Authorjustine lee