The journey to Ginza took a little while, but this was partly due to an overly complicated route. Travelling at a busy time, conditions were crowded to say the very least. I'm glad I don't make that journey every day!
After meeting in Ginza, we headed to the restaurant. This is the best sushi restaurant in Japan and has 3 Michelin stars. Unfortunately, we didn't have reservations. Fortunately we had a "Plan B", there was another very good restaurant nearby.
|The Michelin * * * restaurant we were planning on going to|
|And the one we actually went to|
|I like sashimi!|
En route, we saw that there is a Hooters in Ginza. Moving on.
|NOT on the agenda for today!|
Next up was a tour of the "House of Representatives" of the Diet of Japan (the lower house, the House of Councillers being the upper house). Kobayashi Senseis language skills (having a native language speaker) came in very handy. Plus he is the one who suggested the tour, so Kyle and I are very grateful.
Following on from this, we had a look around Ikebukuro and the Sunshine 60 shopping complex and tower. Unfortunately the weather limited the view from the observatory somewhat.
|Sunshine 60.... yeah, about that...|
|I was player 2 - why do I have to be the girl?|
So many thanks to Kobayashi Sensei for an incredible day. I've already said that if he's ever in the UK I'll be sure to show him as many sights as I can.