Shinjuku and Ginza21 nov. 2014
Today, the sun was back :-)
This morning, we went to Yoyogi Park, a lovely park with tall trees, to see Meiji Jingu, a beautiful Shinto shrine. It was crowded with visitors and Japanese people wearing traditional kimonos: magnificent!
Then, we went to Shinjuku, we strolled in the small streets and ate in a great sushi restaurant where you pick the sushis passing in front of you. It was really good!
Next, we headed to the Observatory at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (which is free). We enjoyed a full view of Tokyo from 202 meters from the ground. Unfortunately, it wasn't perfectly clear and we couldn't see Mount Fuji.
Around Shinjuku, we visited huge Department Stores where basement food floors are very popular and amazing: you can find food from all over the world: French boulangerie-pâtisserie and cheeses, Spanish ham, Dutch cake, ... Everything looks so delicious. We couldn't resist and bought two Japanese sweets with red beans (different from what we are used to but good), a small baguette from Daloyau (so good!) and some macarons from Ladurée :-)
We finished the day at Ginza, an extraordinary shopping place! It is like a hundred times the 5th Avenue in New York. There are so many streets with all the famous luxury brands. And it is very well decorated for Christmas: magical! We loved it!
Then, we met up with Christian, our new couchsurfer for two nights. We have aslo met three lovely Taiwanese girls he is hosting and we went together to a CS meeting in a bar.
Just before, we had dinner in a small chinese restaurant (delicious). The meeting was ok to meet people but too many French :-(
The view from Christian's appartment is amazing, just in front of the Tokyo Tower (looks like our Eiffel Tower).