First thing today was to get my stitches out: we couldn’t do anything else before the stores opened anyway. The hospital was a 10 min walk and the whole hospital procedure took only a half hour Then we were on our way to roll! We went to Asakusabashi, the area that is a wholesale district for textiles and dolls, Cathy took us to a doll store she remembered from 7years ago!
I got some shots of the Sky Tree’s top from there. Then to Akakusa area for traditional kimono and souvenir shops. I bought a print in a tiny antique shop. it was so small we had to take off our backpacks and go in single file. The print has something to do with textile making but I am not sure what. Next to Mitsukoshi department store to look around. Cathy remembered going there as a child. One floor was devoted to art gallery exhibitions. One was of cats. There was a fantasy ” cat fish” that was charming but too expensive to consider. The last was to travel to Daikanyama T Site. Our goal was the Tsutaya book store. An amazing modern, stylish area. There was a tiny “green” dog park which had a rate per hour. Also available to rent were dog prams and there was a dog spa attached. Everything was fashionable, young, and modern: people, dogs, buildings, and shops. We ate at a Hawaiian restaurant there then dragged ourselves to the hotel. What fun! Tokyo is up to date that’s for sure!