May 20th, 2010

Itinerary | Tokyo… Day 2

Every day has been pretty packed…

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We hit the imperial palace today… Sylvian and Elo were navigating… I just tagged along…

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I love the contrast between nature and the city scape… Tokyo has all of these little gardens and parks sprinkled throughout the city… they’re very calm and peaceful =)

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A shot near the front gates.

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We hiked it up near the gates of the Imperial Palace… they only open the doors twice a year to the public.

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The moat built around the palace was beautiful and tranquil.

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Sylvian and Elo expressing their toyko happiness!

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There’s nothing quite like this city… the urban planning is just right.

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Sylvian and Elo again… they’re 2 of my favourite girls at Reebok…

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After that, we headed to Ginza and the fish market… we walked underneath the train tunnel and found a lil restaurant tucked away… we had dinner there afterwards…

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Have I mentioned anything about the bikes here yet?… They’re wicked… check out the brake lever on this commuter…

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We finally hit the fish market!

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Crispy fins anyone… they’re so good.

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Elo posing next to her favourite van…

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Here are the vehicles they used to transport the tuna… it’s quite interesting as the engine and drive system are housed in that column… you’re basically turning a motor directly chain driven to the wheel… must be heavy no?

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Repsol action!

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We stopped off at a fast food joint to grab some bbq’d sea urchin and oysters… EDIT P1060325

Wouldn’t be a trek out to the fish market without taking a look at their knives…

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Squids getting hung out to dry.

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We were lucky to catch this ramen noodle spot before it closed… it was delicious…

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My sub par writing/photography skills do not do it justice at all… it was delish.

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“Putin ta merde!” lol… too funny!

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The diversity of style in just about everything is what I love about Japan… there is such a need to be different… check this bike out… it is badass.

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As we headed out of the fish market… we spotted this ginormous tuna head just chillin…

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Passed by the OG Kabooki theatre… too bad it was under construction… Japanese opera would have been an unusual treat.

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Ducked into a Kimono shop… Check the prints.

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Apparently this is one of the busiest streets in Tokyo… It all looks crazy to me.

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A lucky shot… Elo trying on a pair of pants at La Foret… oh yeah… the department stores here are insane… We literally spent from 2:30 – close and didn’t even finish…

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Closing time… we were all exhausted an thirsty… Sylvian deciding what to buy from the 6 vending machines.


Quick snap outside of Shinjuku Station.

1 Comment »

  1. the whole thing makes me jealous.. good for you rob.. i am especially envious of the fish market and sushi knives

    Comment by scoots — May 22, 2010 @ 8:19 pm

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