Tokyo: Day Two

I spent today with another Australian, Naomi. She just finished Uni, studying GIS, and she’s spending five weeks in Japan and then going to Europe for two months. She’s been studying Japanese on and off since Grade 7, which made today easy. We went to Akihabara, which the tech-gadget capital of Tokyo, and maybe the world.

Interestingly, in the US there is a radio company called Yaesu (Japanese name, must be good) which produced the VX-7R, the best radio ever. In Japan the company is called Standard (English name, must be good). Here it’s the VX-7. In addition to high-tech gadget stores, Akihabara has it’s share of the just plain weird.

Later in the day, we walked down through the Ginza business district and over to the Emperial Palace, which we could only see from the outside. Here’s part of the wall. There are more famous views online.

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