Ume, Tocho, ICC Gallery and Shibya

Day 3

We started the day by travelling to Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens. Three nice Chiba Universtiy students accompanied us through the day. The Garden was lovely although the weather was a bit chilly. It wasn’t the time of Sakura (cherry) blooming just yet, but for fortunately for us, Ume (plum) bloomed with beautiful hues of white and pink.

After the visit, we headed to Tokyo Tocho Building’s highest floor. It was mesmerizing to see whole of the city above roofs. We decided to eat lunch nearby and ended up eating sushi at a local restaurant. Gochisousama deshita!

Then we took a metro train to ICC gallery to see an interactive design exhibition. We all were touched by the pieces displayed. We saw the influence of Japanese culture and different perspective in some of the pieces quite clearly.

After the cultural visit we headed to Shibuya, we have to admit that shopping was in everybody’s mind at this point. We all were eager to experience the hectic atmosphere of the shopping district. We spent hours browsing neon signs and blinking adds. In the end, we found some nice things to buy too.

On the way home we stopped by a nearby local undon restaurant, it was so cozy and small, felt like we were sitting in a frame of a Japanese cartoon.


Niklas & Minttumeri

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