Saturday in Tokyo
Saturday 23rd December 2017
Explored the local area around our hotel a bit in the morning, then in the afternoon I headed over to Asakusa to meet Tanaka-san.
Japan Christmas and New Year 2017
The view from our hotel in the morning.
We could just about see Mount Fuji!
I picked up a jar of Marmite in Heathrow airport on the way here.
Chie and Erika in our hotel room. Not sure why this is so grainy.
On our morning stroll.
Passage Coffee, near Keio univeristy. The espresso was very good here.
Near our hotel there was some kind of local community event where they were making mochi.
Erika trying some of the freshly made mochi.
Chie looking incredibly happy for having some baked sweet potatoes.
Erika with the sweet potato.
Kamiya Bar in Asakusa.
My lunch at a vegan / macrobiotic / organic cafe in Asakusa.
Had a bit of time to kill before meeting Tanaka-san so I went to look at Sensoji.
The Sumida River and the Golden Turd.
In Kamiya Bar now.
Tanaka-san and I made a new friend at Kamiya Bar and went on a tour of other bars in Asakusa (none were as good as Kamiya).
I took over parenting in the evening so Chie could go out with her friends. Here's Erika being indulged with one of these "gacha gacha" machines.