Odawara to Tokyo Japan (Day 10 Part 4) - Chiyoda Ward (千代田), Tokyo, Japan

February 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

After enjoying some Starbucks coffee at the Odawara train station I hopped onto a Shinkansen train from Odawara to Tokyo.

Arrival of ShinkansenArrival of Shinkansen The Shinkansen train made a huge difference in the time it took to get back to Tokyo compared to the slow moving local train. It was so smooth and before I knew it I was back in Tokyo. I would not have changed anything though. I enjoyed my side trip to visit the home of the Maneki-neko and the slow ride through the country setting of Kanagawa prefecture.

Entrance to Tokyo StationEntrance to Tokyo Station I arrived at Tokyo Station again but this time I decided to walk around Chiyoda ward a little. I really wanted to see the Imperial Palace and the famous Nijubashi bridge. I knew without an appointment I could not tour the palace but that was okay with me I really just wanted to see a few things from the outside was fine. Once I left the station I saw a  pair of robots for the famous Robot Restaurant and could not resist a couple pictures.

Robot Restaurant (ロボットレストラン)Robot Restaurant (ロボットレストラン) The downtown was full of expensive stores as it is pretty close to Ginza. The streets were pretty quite though. At least more than I had expected them to be. It was getting a little late in the day at this time. As the sun was starting to set I made quick time to the Imperial Palace for a few photo's of Nujubashi Bridge (Double Bridge)

Nijubashi (二重橋) - Double BridgeNijubashi (二重橋) - Double Bridge There were a few people taking pictures but not many. Maybe about 5 or 6 people around. I was a little surprised as it is the most famous bridge in Japan but it was a weekday and kind of late for tourists to visit there maybe...

Sunset of the Imperial Palace moatSunset of the Imperial Palace moat After my brief visit I decided I would come back again before I left Japan earlier in the day. I enjoyed a peaceful sunset over the moat as I walked over to  the Kasumigaseki station and rode back to my hotel.

 


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