Hello from Japan! Remember that cold we thought my daughter was coming down with before we flew to Japan on Monday? We’ve decided it is the full-blown flu. The poor girl is really in a bad way. I’m so glad I had my flu shot. I’m still virtually bathing in hand sanitizer but we are pressing on.
We’ve bought a JR Rail pass and are traversing the city by train then walking our legs off. Our first stop Wednesday, let us out in a busy spot. This gal was making a fashion statement and singing her heart out at the entrance to Takeshita Street. This is a long narrow street in the Harajuku area, lined with shops, boutiques, cafes and fast food outlets that target Tokyo’s youth. We spotted nothing of interest except a skin care store where we bought a few face masks to pamper ourselves with later.
We enjoyed a shady walk to the Meiji Jingu Shrine which was an amazing oasis in the center of Tokyo. I should look as good as my daughter does with the flu!
By mid-afternoon she was crashing, so we headed back to the hotel after a quick stop to see Shibuya crossing. This is a must see in Tokyo and is famous for being the busiest crossing in the world. Traffic stops at all 7 intersecting roads and thousands of pedestrians spill into the street from all sides. It’s amazing to see.
After she got her got her energy back we went for dinner at a tiny little Tempura spot where we bravely ate things we had never seen before.
Today we are off on the train to Kyoto and hoping she recovers quickly.
Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day!