Shinjuka

After 2 days in Asakusa we moved about 6 miles across Tokyo to the Shinjuku prefecture. It's very much an entertainment area. All forms of entertainment. It's vibrant, brash, crowded and noisy. Fergus took us to a all you can eat shaba shaba restaurant and afterwards to the " Golden Gai " an alleyway full of bars, over 200! Some will only take 6 customers at a time.
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The main government building in Tokyo has an observation deck on the 45 floor and we went there to watch the sunset after we arrived in Shinjuku.

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Today we visited the Meiji shrine. apparently an example of restrained Shinto architecture.It was very peaceful. You can buy a "votive" tablet and inscribe it with a prayer. Some of the requests were funny others quite sombre.

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