Tokyo Day 2 – Hanami, and a taste of Akiba
Day 1 totally exhaust me, so my exploration began on day 2(Sunday 29th). It was challenging to get around the Japanese train system especially when the route map at the station are in Japanese, and stations on Yamanote lines are huge where it has bajillions of exits.
Ueno Park, Ueno
I actually lost my way to find the correct exit in Ueno Eki in order to head on gathering spot with my friends.
It surprised me that most of the locals I asked do not know where/what is Hard Rock Cafe. that is located at the Central exit.
Went straight to Ueno Park once I found my way. No thanks to my 5800xm GPS and the installed map.
Ueno Park was crowded with people even its only 9 in the morning. According to the Sakura Blooming forecast (no kidding, they have Sakura forecast for whole region in Japan, most likely the ‘only in Japan’ thing) at my time of visit the Sakura is not in full bloom yet.
Me and few other Malaysians had a picnic in the park. Some of us stayed in Japan and others are on vacation.
Spotted Obama, charging up his powerlevelz under a Sakura tree.
Later at noon I head down to Akihabara for the first time.
Touhou demo and merchandise shop. Yukkuri~
The I stoped by Live Park Akiba to check out whats going on. It seems these 2 ladies were performing live. But I dont know who they were :(
If anyone know who these 2 ladies are, do let me know.
The sun seems to go down fast, so I quickly hopped the JR heading Harajuku/Yoyogi Park to try some luck for cosplayers.
Yoyogi Park, Harajuku Side
Some cosplayers i guess… at the bridge
What surprised me is that despite theres a lot of young lads in fancy outfit and hairdos, they do not want their picture to be taken. They only allow oyaji’s with big lens DSLR and portable printers to snap them. WTF?!
And below are pictures taken at the Yoyogi Park entrance
Harajuku streets, still packed with people even when its getting dark.
Shibuya Crossing, Shibuya
And Finally back to my laid back neighborhood, Minami Senju at midnight
*Feel free to check out my flickr gallery for more pics.