Day 6 - Thursday 2 September - Tokyo

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Had another slow start this morning. Didn't get out the door til 10:30 am.

The first stop was to climb a building in Akihabara. Just before the trip I'd seen a video that showed shots from a building in this location, so I went looking to find where it was. Turns out it was an apartment building with an external staircase. There was nothing saying no entry, so up I climbed!

Looking towards Ochanomizu from a building in Akihabara
Looking towards Ochanomizu from a building in Akihabara 

Looking towards Ochanomizu from a building in Akihabara
Looking towards Suidobashi from a building in Akihabara 

The building I climbed up was an apartment building
The building I climbed up was an apartment building 

Train on the Harbour Bridge
Train on the "Harbour Bridge" 

Chuo Line Train
Chuo Line Train 

Went to Denny's again cause it's local and convenient.

Stu eating natto in Denny's
Stu eating natto in Denny's 

After breakfast we went to Ueno to go to the Tokyo National Museum. There were lots if cool bits and pieces there, and with lots of stops we didn't end up leaving til about 4:30pm.

National Museum of Nature and Science
National Museum of Nature and Science (didn't go in here today) 

Fountain in Ueno Park
Fountain in Ueno Park 

Vending machines to buy tickets for the Tokyo National Museum
Vending machines to buy tickets for the Tokyo National Museum 

Honkan Building, Tokyo National Museum
Honkan Building, Tokyo National Museum 

Hyokeikan Building, Tokyo National Museum
Hyokeikan Building, Tokyo National Museum 

Flowers in the grounds of the museum
Flowers in the grounds of the museum 

Keiseikan Building, Tokyo National Museum - we went in here first
Keiseikan Building, Tokyo National Museum - we went in here first 

Mummy of Pasherienptah, excavated at Thebes, Egypt
Mummy of Pasherienptah, excavated at Thebes, Egypt 

Agate and glass Kodama Beads
I really liked the colours of these agate and glass Kodama Beads 

I think the backs of these were mirrors
I think the backs of these were mirrors 

Really cool looking pottery
Really cool looking pottery 

Main staircase in the Honkan Building, which we went into next
Main staircase in the Honkan Building, which we went into next 

Funky glass ball light
Funky glass ball light 

Tierd Box With Cover
Tierd Box With Cover, with camellia, pine, bamboo and plum design in
overglaze enamel with openwork. Kyoto ware, Edo period, 18th century 

More really nice pottery
More really nice pottery 

Up close
Up close 

Writing boxes in maki-e lacquer - these things were amazing!
Writing boxes in maki-e lacquer - these things were amazing! 

Writing boxes in maki-e lacquer - these things were amazing!
Writing boxes in maki-e lacquer.  The resized photos really don't do them justice!

Bamboo comb
Bamboo comb 

Cormorant painting
Cormorant painting 

Arashiyama! We were there a couple of days ago! :)
Arashiyama! We were there a couple of days ago! :) 

Gallery of Horyuji Treasures (we didn't go in here)
Gallery of Horyuji Treasures (we didn't go in here) 

Had a bit of a walk through Ueno Park and it was a little freaky to see all the cherry trees in full leaf after last seeing them a year and a half ago in the beginnings of their blossomming.  And the park on a Thursday is so desolate compared to a Sunday - and no cool food stalls setup anywhere :(

Fountain in Ueno Park
Fountain in Ueno Park 

Ueno Park
Ueno Park 

Tokyo Sky Tree under construction
Tokyo Sky Tree under construction 

So headed back to Ueno station to make our seat reservations on the NEX tomorrow then back to Akihabara.

Had a quiet night in - got our lunch/dinner from the Family Mart downstairs and apart from some washing did a whole lot of nothing :)

Assortment of beers
Assortment of beers 

Geotagging - Day 6
Geotagging - Day 6 

Photos on the Canon: 211
Photos on the Sony: 28
Videos on the Sony: 2
Videos on the Video: 10
Steps walked: 7276
Yen Spent: 8980

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