Friday, January 25, 2008
A Full Day at the Markets
Today was a busy day. Woke up early (my timetable is still messed up) and was given the first clear view of Mt. Fuji in the distance. I then hitched a ride with the NewBalance express as our guide, Hide, took us all over Tokyo. We first went up to Asakusa to visit the Kannon Temple and sample the shops lining Nakamise Dori. After hopping a train for a short ride we experienced a massive outdoor market at Ueno. Anything and everything a chap can unload is packed into this cramped area. An eye-popping experience to say the least. We then changed pace and checked out the opposite end of the shopping spectrum on Omotesando where all the most chic stores and boutiques are found.