12.08.2007

Saturday

Saturday was a fun day. We woke up bright and early to start wandering around.

My main focus was trying to see the Imperial place but I didn't get there until Sunday.

We took the train down to the general area of the palace and wandered around for about half an hour or so before we decided to head back to the hotel and regroup. Lee's GPS was sort of failing us in finding the palace - one of the few times that it REALLY didnt' want to co-operate.

We walked mainly through Roppongi :

We got to see so many quiet streets. It was so early in the morning that not many people were around and not many shops were open. Mind you, it was 9 AM when we got off the train in Roppongi.

We thought heading back to Shibuya and visiting Tokyo hands for more luggage would probably be a good idea. We got to Tokyu hands and picked out a carry on for Lee but, when we got to the counter to pay, our credit card wouldn't work. I totally couldn't understand why! We pay for the luggage in cash and head back to the hotel where we have Skpe set up on my laptop to call teh credit card company.

This was the only spot of drama for the entire trip....

I was planning on using my corporate card for all my purchases since we had cash for our personal expenses and when I paid for my hat purchases the night before with my own card - it put a hold on our account. I used my debit card BUT I hadn't called the bank to let them know I was traveling. Lee had called the bank to let them know that HE would be traveling but I had not, so the flagged our account for misuse when the charge came through for my hats :( .

You at least need to see the cool hat. Here's a shot of me in Tokyu hands prior to the luggage purchase being silly in their Halloween section:


Here's some more daytime shots of Shibuya - right outside of Tokyu Hands.

This was the COOLEST parking I have ever seen. You drive in and the building puts your car in s parking spot for you. When you retrieve your car, it gets backed out and then turned around for you so you can drive straight out again. Lovely!!


These pretty girls were a small portion of the fashion plates running around Shibuya in Saturday morning. they all looked like they were ready to go to their Senior prom in high school. So pretty and over dressed for a Saturday morning.

More of Saturday to come later.... It was a really long day!

3 comments:

Girl Japan said...

hahah Senior Prom...

angela said...

Hi Mal

Thank you for your comment regarding the flea market. I will go over the directions with my friends tonight who went along with me so I can pass on the correct information to you. I'll let you know asap :)

angela said...

Hi, I'm back!

So here is what I have found on the internet, The Saturday Bazaar takes place 9am-2pm at the Salvation Army Men’s Social Welfare Center (Kyuseigun Danshi Shakai Houshi Senta), 2-21-2 Wada, Suginami-ku. Tel: 03-3384-3769. Nearest stn: Nakano Fujimicho (Marunouchi line).

For a map go to http://www.salvationarmy.or.jp/index_english.html click on link on right 'How to Access the Thrift Store'

Enjoy!