This morning I was going to go to Senso-Ji in Asakusa before all the tourists showed up, but went to the Imperial Palace to see if I could get a ticket for the tour (you get inside the palace, but not inside any buildings)
Interesting small door inside large door.
Nice view of the bridge with a reflection in the water.
I thought I was a few minutes late. It was 0933 when I read this sign. The Imperial Palace isn’t open to the public except for these tours.
Luckily they still had tickets. They only allow 300 people per tour (my number was 230).
The guide app is very good. The tour guide gave the same information that the app showed.
Instructions for anyone interested in visiting.
After the tour of the Imperial Palace I visited the East Gardens which is open to the public – and free.
I missed the 11am tour. I took the picture for information.
The stones were cracked. It looked very artistic.
The garden ticket. Hard plastic, reusable.
I liked the pattern on this tree.
Closer inspection of the lights revealed the lines on the sides tell you how much time is left before it changes.
This hotel had an interesting shape.
Now the ultimate tourist trap in Tokyo… Senso-Ji in Asakusa. I don’t remember it being this crazy the last time I visited, but it was also February.
You can see the Tokyo Skytree from the temple
After Senso-Ji I went back to Harajuku while things were still open.
This place was selling clothes with this logo… not sure why women would wear anything like that…
I decided to try the pulled pork bacon sandwich at Wendy’s. It was a big mistake. Not that great.
Next I took the metro to Roppongi to get some drum sticks from Hard Rock Cafe for a friend.
The drum sticks
And finally I walked around Shinjuku at night… lots of strip clubs, bars, etc..
The godzilla head.
Melon Fanta ice cream float.