Trip Start Mar 14, 2006
374Trip End Mar 15, 2007
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Was stopped by a girl wanting a donation for a charity concert so handed over what loose change I had to lighten the load while she explained as best she could where the concert was. From what I could interpret she was going to meet me some place and take me to it as shown on a hastily scribbled map, however the map meant little to me without even known which way round it should be (a common trait in Tokyo I've found where the orientation of an area map varies depending on where it is, must have wandered quite a few extra miles due to that), which was a bit of shame really as she seemed pretty enthusiastic about it
Finally made it to the Imperial Palace East Garden which was closed when I last went. Unfortunately much of the garden was a building site with renovation work ongoing which somewhat spoiled the serene atmosphere as you wandered through the perfectly arranged landscaped garden with the sound of a bulldozer revving up behind you.
To top off the days window shopping I zipped over to Ikebukuro (read that as went half way around Tokyo in the wrong direction before realizing) where two of the world's largest department stores are located. So after getting lost for the 3rd time in 20 minutes I decided to call it quits and tackle the Tokyo metro system once again to return to the hotel. Had a laugh once back with a fellow Scottish guy (called Guy funnily) staying there trying to explain what a Glaswegian Ned was to another Japanese resident, I know the Japanese have there own crazy styles but yet to see one in an all white track suit and Burberry hat.