The plan was to see the clock and had lunch in Shimbashi. Due to
So I was back to Japan's expensive real estate area where even Hello Kitty dons on Mikimoto.
|I didn't that Hello Kitty is 40 years old before this post...|
|Kani rice, served with miso soup|
The leaves were still pretty much in green but I could pretend I studied in Todai, walking along the path while sipping a vending-machine-coffee can to which was the cheapest I ever bought (from a vending machine), at ¥60.
We stopped and took a photo in front of the Red Gate but walked on and entered via the main gate.
Saw the most glorious ginkgo in the world. Yes, I shamelessly pilfered that description from Ru. Despite it is not in golden colour, it is still a very, very impressive tree.
We walked to Sanshiro Pond just as the sun setting before leaving the Hongo Campus.
After Todai, we got on the train again and stopped in Harajuku. That, is another post.
Side note: According to Insight Guides, Ginza has perhaps the greatest name recognition in the world after Tokyo and Kyoto.