Where’s Waldo?, or Sunday in Tokyo

by Linda Okazaki

Where’s the Gaijin?

With one full day left in Tokyo, we decided to see Harajuku, the mecca for young people. After a bit of shopping, getting swept in a current of teens and watching some children dressed for Shichi Go San at Meiji Jingu, we grabbed lunch from some street vendors near Yoyogi Uehara, then headed to the Ginza for window shopping at Mitsukoshi and people watching along the street, followed by a traditional teppan yaki dinner at the New Otani. Oishi! Tomorrow we will experience our last tidbit of Japanese genealogy when we visit the Family History Library in Hiroo. Not sure exactly what will happen there or even if they can help, but it will be worth the stop before heading to Tokyo Station and then Narita. It’s been a whirlwind of a trip.

With Harajuku Girls

Yaki Soba Vendor Near Yoyogi Koen

Lunch in the Park

High Fashion Meets Japanese Work Ethic

Shichi Go San at Meiji Jingu

Mikimoto Christmas Tree at Ginza

Seasonal Veggies


Sayonara, Tokyo