Trip to Japan 2020: Ultimate Edition

January 7, 2020

Shinjuku Garden 1

Shinjuku Garden 2

Shinjuku Garden 3

Shinjuku Garden 4

Shinjuku Garden 5

Shinjuku Garden 6

Shinjuku Garden 7

Shinjuku Garden 8

Shinjuku Garden 9

Shinjuku Garden 10

Got to walk around Shinjuku Garden! It was a little cold that day so when I found out there was a (lovely) greenhouse the warmth was a nice reprieve.

Suga Shrine 1

Suga Shrine 2

OK, I was a little nervous as far as doing everything at the shrine the right way. But fear not I had a flawless plan! After looking up online what to do, I simply waited until someone else went up to the shrine and copied them to make sure I didn't forget anything. True story.

Gold Scorpion 1

Gold Scorpion 2

Gold Scorpion 3

I perused the area for a fine eating establishment and found one. After finishing my meal I decided that it was time to go back near Shinjuku Station to explore and play Taiko Drum Master!

Rakugo

The Shinjuku Suehirotei, where Rakugo is performed. I did not go see a performance as there was a sign outside saying something to the effect of if you do not speak Japanese you will not enjoy this show. I would have paid the 2000 or 3000 yen and stayed for just one performance to experience it, but if I had left early they might have thought I just didn't enjoy it and I had no way of explaining that not to be the case. This concludes my TED talk.

Cooking My Own Food in Shinjuku 1

Cooking My Own Food in Shinjuku 2

Got to cook my own food! Thankfully the waiter asked if I knew what I was doing as I did not!

This day was a little more relaxed and I did some exploring. It was nice to slow down a bit.

This is my day 21 post for #100daystooffload

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