We went on a whirlwind personal tour of some of the key districts in Tokyo, beginning with Asakusa. Getting off the Asakusa station, we walked through the rather touristy Nakamise shopping street.
You can buy all kinds of snacks and souvenirs here in this street that felt like a day time pasar malam.
For some reason, everyone likes to look under the giant lantern at the gates to the shopping street.
At the end of the street is Sensō-ji temple. Here folks wash their hands and mouth before entering to seek blessings.
Behind the temple, old looking shops line the street. There was even outdoor seating and for the first time, I saw something that looked like kopitiams in Singapore. The prices though were more like beer garden prices.
We hopped onto the train again and it was Ginza next. I wanted to show the wife the fancy shops and the famous buildings there. The wife spent quite a bit of time in the Uniqlo store. It had a lot of variety though much of the clothing was for the coming autumn and winter seasons.
It was soon night time (and by that I mean around 6pm as the sun sets earlier these days) and we decided to check out bits of Shibuya that we did not see the last time, like Shibuya 109. We felt very old and unfashionable walking in that mall.
After walking about, we decided to go back to the Tenya tendon and tempura fast food joint at the Tokyo Metro Shibuya station, where we enjoyed their cheap and good tendon so much. In fact, all in, we visited Tenya three times for dinner. The girl who served us was from China and she was chatty and helpful when she found out we spoke Mandarin. That helped with the food ordering a lot.
The wife was most patient as I took my photos, especially the crazy traffic junction at Shibuya. I used up all my film I carried along. Good thing Yodobashi camera has a section that sells all manner of film there. The chillers filled with rolls of film are so inspiring to a film buff like me. I would have bought all kinds to try if I had money.