Nakamise street, Asakusa, Tokyo.
Shibamata Taishakuten temple garden.
A Pikachu on the Tokyo Tower.
Tokyo Tower, from the Special Observatory.
Hana no Mai, an “izakaya” restaurant in Totsuka. Izakaya is the Japanese version of a tavern, where a party orders drinks and rounds of appetizers to share, including a variety of meats, sushi, sashimi, rice dishes, and other traditional Japanese “chopstick-foods.” The last picture is a baniku sashimi, or thinly-sliced, raw horse meat. Surprisingly delicious!
Some pictures of where I am staying in Totsuka, Yokohama, Japan. Old buildings stand next to new structures, just as modern culture blends with tradition. On one end of my street, a quiet-looking village; and on the other, a busy highway.
Below is a map of my immediate surroundings, with the pedestrian bridge being the nearest landmark. Pan east to find the 7-Eleven store, and pan west to find a McDonald’s restaurant. Click “View Larger Map” to enable street view.
View Totsuka, Yokohama, Japan in a larger map