I didn't post any train pictures yesterday. I was worried about taking too many photos in public and looking like a tourist. Then I thought 1) no way are you going to be inconspicuous in Japan, and 2) Japanese tourists have taken far more photos of Canada than you could possibly compete with.
Anyhow. Here are some of the highlights... It was rainy. Umbrellas and trains are something of a theme.
The system map for Tokyo is complex.
The Imperial palace gardens.
At this point, I began to notice that the Japanese have much cooler umbrellas. They're all colours and patterns, and in the rain, the crowds were small seas of umbrellas. I felt left out without one.
This bridge at the Imperial palace is very famous. People line up in the rain to have their picture taken. So here I am. Note the lack of umbrella.
You really can get everything American in Shinjuku. The Japanese are apparently as excited by Krispy Kreme as Americans are by Beard Papas. I don't like Krispy Kreme, but I enjoyed the line of umbrellas.
The orange train is the one we took later to the Ghibli museum in Mitaka. There are lots of trains at Shinjuku station, and if you eat soba noodles at the top of the big mall across from it, you can watch the trains while you eat.
Also, after you eat your soba, you can buy a cool umbrella at the department store. Ali decided to go with the cheap special. Mine is so vastly superior.
Best mochi I have had in my life (so far!).
A bus and cyclist in Mitaka, near the Ghibli museum.