|Shinjuko--can you see anything different about this photo? Look closer in the background!|
|Shinjuko Gardens--just five minutes away from the madness.|
|My husband taking shots on the subway|
Which is probably why their subway system is AMAZING, and their disaster planning management top-notch. However, it's worth noting that the Japanese are thrown when things don't proceed according to plan. Or it could just be my disruptive influence :)
The people are wonderfully polite. They aren't big into hugs. They are big into gifts, and sake, and FISH! Holy Moses are they ever into fish.
The first time I walked through a mall in the morning I felt like a fantasy hero. All the shopkeepers stood at the doors and bowed as we walked through.
I've discovered that clothes here FIT ME! I am no longer "petite" although I'm a bit wide-in-the-hip compared to the locals.
Everything is expensive.
Buddhism is important, though the monks aren't always very friendly. Is friendliness a Buddhist principle? Probably not :).
The graveyards are fascinating. In a few days we go to the biggest graveyard in the world. I know--fun times, huh? Thank goodness I can also take the kids to Tokyo Disney for some glitter and sparkle.
I'm loving out trip and a bit sad we only have less than a month left. It's been so much fun delving into the city of Tokyo and the country at large. Hopefully there's a book in it :) Wish me luck on the Bullet Train.
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