Imperial Palace East gardens
Started the day at the Imperial gardens. No entrance fee, always good. Wasn’t sure why I still had to get a ticket? Maybe to log the number of visitors. I loved walking around and experience nature in this vast city. It’s a great spot to relax and get away from the buzz of Tokyo for a while. From Tokyo station, you can walk there in about ten minutes.
After I left the Imperial gardens went shopping for new shoes, crossed half the city. Went from store to store and shoe to shoe. The moment it started raining I gave up and went back to the apartment without new shoes. The time arrived to ignore my feet, still taking good care of my feet of course. It was a nice try to buy shoes and how many times can you say you went shoe shopping in Tokyo. At least I can still see the fun in all of this.
After some rest of the feet, it was already dark outside when I made my way to Senso-Ji temple. Bonus off visiting at night is that all lanterns are lit. Giving a great ambiance to the temple area. The downside, the temple is closed at night. Too bad but oké I will see many more temples.
Before arriving at the actual temple I passed a lot of stalls with food and nick nacks. After my visit, I had dinner in a restaurant around the temple area. There were plenty of restaurants to choose from. Enjoyed filled pork with cheese, a salad, rice, and miso soup. After I returned to the apartment, I tried to decide if I would go Shibuya crossing or not.
Halloween Shibuya crossing
Of course, I decided to go to Shibuya. The area was packed, and the vibe amazing. Took tons of pictures people had no problem posing.
Later that night around half-past one I have been busy trying to get some drunk Japanese guy off my porch. He kept banging on my door. Young guy, wearing just pants and shoes no shirt. He kept saying he was cold and sorry. After chasing him off three times, I told him when he was standing on my porch again, that I would punch him in the face if he came back up again. However, I did give him one of my T-shirts. Totally hyper now, probably will become half-past two. Anyway, he came back again. Put on my shoes, went out, ignored the drunk dude and locked the door behind me. Went down the stairs and stopped a lovely lady on her bike. Explained what was going on and told her I couldn’t call the police because I had a sim card with internet only. She called, and we waited together for them to arrive. So they did on their bikes. Meanwhile, the drunk guy left the building while we were waiting. We looked around where he went but couldn’t find him. The police took my report (that cop was so pretty) and looked around the area. I continued writing. After a while, I heard talking downstairs and went to check it out. The drunk guy was put into a police car, and so was my t-shirt. They told me he probably was from Korea. So the moral of this story is; nice Japanese people and weird Koreans. Also, it wasn’t scary just annoying.
Time to sleep!