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Tokyo-The Imperial Palaceless Palace

Yesterday, I woke up early, which after getting to bed at 3 am from karaoke was troublesome, but I still made it up to do the tour at the imperial Palace in Tokyo. Once again, I got lost on the metro system-but eventually I found the Imperial Palace.

Most of the Imperial Palace was destroyed in World War II, so not much of it remained. Really, just a few defense towers remained, a large stone wall, and few other structures. There was a small museum showing pictures of Emperor Meiji, who was the emperor when the capital of Japan was moved from Kyoto to Tokyo. It was more like a large park, with the addition of flower groves. It was a beautiful sunny day, so I laid down on a bench and took a nice nap.


I woke up about an hour later-it seems, and took the metro back to where the hostel was-actually a station further away, where supposedly there was a place with 100 yen (about $1.00 sushi), according to someone at the hostel. I didn't find any 100 yen sushi, everything was 200 yen, or $2.00-which was still pretty cheap, and then I walked around where the hostel was and took a nap.

I woke up around 6:00 pm, did some computer work, and then went to the normal meet and greet with new guests, and residents from around who like to learn English. We dressed up in different Japanese outfits. I left my phone and camera in the room so I couldn't take any photos. I then went out for drinks and was out until 2:00 am.


Posted by DavidPearlman 16:59 Archived in Japan

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