Part II
Tokyo day tour-all day GOOOO!!
Breakfast with Masa & Jacqueline
Home made bread & rice with Furakake!


Thank you Masa for being an awesome tour guide to see the sites of Tokyo.

We would still be going in circles through the Taipei Subway if it wasn’t for you!

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First Stop: Yasukini Shrine

Gorgeous day to visit this politically volatile shrine that honors soldiers who gave their lives for Japan.

Jason has been thinking about this Shrine for 15 years, finally gets to visit!
Very tranquil space, despite the international debate that clouds the perception of this “war” shrine
Checking out war memorabilia, & restored plane Zero

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Soba noodles lunch with Tempura shrimp & duck soup soba
Walking around Asakusa Temple tourist street
Balking at way overly priced, poor quality Kimonos
Buying great postcards from traditional block print artworks
Quick temple visit;
Then on the way to kitchen street!!
Mission: find different sake cups with special personality

Sake collection mugs, here we come!!

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Next stop: Cruising the high-end shopping streets seeking out the latest trends.
Train to high-end shopping street, Omote-Sando to hip, young cultural Harajuku area for window & trend gawking
Bought a gorgeous angora blended black hat in an antique-stylized hat specialty shop. Have been looking for a hat like this forever!!


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Walk to the busiest intersection in Japan, check out the night scene

Awesome dinner in Shibuya
Crazy, yummy good time over Yakatori
Great tofu-kimchi-chicken-mung bean mixed dish
More meat sticks, beers, and sake!!


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Awesome day!!