Tour Guide tires them out…..First day for the boys (Kyle arrived 2 days later): Suica/Pasmo cards and maps to the subway system, visit to the Drum Museum in Asakusa, noodles, Senso-ji temple complex, matcha ice-cream, Sumida River walk, Shibuya music stores, Mary Jane jazz cafe, sushi go round!
And next day on to Shinjuku, The Samurai Museum, ramen, department store food halls (mango costs $200), and the quest for #1 matcha ice-cream – unfazed by this instruction:
We make train ticket purchases and itinerary at Shibuya Station.
Kyle arrives and we go the Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park on Sunday with Sumiyo, Shogo and Sachiyo. More matcha cones, rose garden in full bloom, amazing street drummer and an all-male university cheerleading team.
Gallery exhibition opening and a children’s book store – what a day!
Toby, Kyle and Grif made an early start for Kyoto, and we joined them 2 days later.