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Japan Yokohama Tokyo Cat Akihabara

12 November 2017

I have returned

From Yokohama to Ueno

I have indeed returned to Tokyo, my last stop, but still have 4 nights here before boarding my plane home, plenty of time left to climb more things.
The weather appears to be good for all my remaining days, in anticipation I have purchased the Tokyo wide 3 day train pass again, which gets you to almost everywhere in a 200km radius, including all the mountains.

Before all that, todays story -
I was lined up at a cafe for my matcha tea latte, watching this unfold in front of me.
3 or 4 people had paid and were trying to get past a woman with a baby in a stroller / pram / pusher, she was rocking this baby carrier on wheels back and forth, her baby was asleep in it.
Simultaneously, 3 or 4 people were trying to leave, so theres about 8 people, vs lady with baby.
At first me and everyone else thought she was just an inconsiderate horrible mother, trying to pretend her baby is important, looking for attention.
As each person tried to pass, she would move the baby all terrain vehicle at their shins, they would stop, this happened about ten times.
Then one guy tried to step over, she rammed him! Hard.
He was taken aback, and kind of looked on. Another lady in the other direction thought this cant be right, and tried to squeeze past, not only did she get rammed, she now got yelled at by this crazed mother.
So now the poor girls serving in the cafe are trying their best to ask her to politely stop being a stupid bitch, this sent her into a rage, and she starts ramming everything with her baby. 2 cups of coffee went flying, the floor was now a sea of coffee.
The woman then just kept yelling and yelling and left. Presumably she went straight to the nearby station and flung herself onto the tracks.
Flinging yourself onto the tracks happens multiple times a day!

My final hotel of this trip is back in Ueno, an area of Tokyo I am very familiar with. It is so very very cheap, but that means, no window! Quite small even though apparently its a double, a bit dated, no bath.
Onto the pics.

Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - Before leaving Yokohama, I had time for another walk around the city, I found this colorful park up some steps. Great weather again.

Before leaving Yokohama, I had time for another walk around the city, I found this colorful park up some steps. Great weather again.


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - Nearby I met my new best friend in Japan. He followed me for a while and kept me entertained. I think he might have been deaf actually, when I first s

Nearby I met my new best friend in Japan. He followed me for a while and kept me entertained. I think he might have been deaf actually, when I first saw him I got very very close to him before he realised and he leapt into the air when he noticed me.
After his initial fright he was very friendly.


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - View from the garden of the grey looking port area.

View from the garden of the grey looking port area.


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - The garden up here was quite extensive, very formal English style.

The garden up here was quite extensive, very formal English style.


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - I could hear lots of different cars being revved to death across the city this morning. Sunday must be car club day. I like this old Porsche, it has a

I could hear lots of different cars being revved to death across the city this morning. Sunday must be car club day. I like this old Porsche, it has a large chrome pipe back into the cabin from the Engine at the back, presumably to pipe noise in!


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - I found myself back at the Motomachi street. Looks good, but other than a couple of cafes, closed.

I found myself back at the Motomachi street. Looks good, but other than a couple of cafes, closed.


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - Time for one last walk through China town before checking out of my hotel.

Time for one last walk through China town before checking out of my hotel.


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - This seems to be a celebration of the 120 year anniversary of Japan taking over Taiwan. Really, I think thats what it was!

This seems to be a celebration of the 120 year anniversary of Japan taking over Taiwan. Really, I think thats what it was!


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - Now I am in colorful Ueno, its very busy. Most lunch places have huge lines.

Now I am in colorful Ueno, its very busy. Most lunch places have huge lines.


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - I wandered away and ended up at this police check point, entire huge road closed....

I wandered away and ended up at this police check point, entire huge road closed....


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - Ahh, its Sunday, in Akihabara, they close off the road, I have never actually been on a Sunday before. It makes it seem a lot less busy. This photo wo

Ahh, its Sunday, in Akihabara, they close off the road, I have never actually been on a Sunday before. It makes it seem a lot less busy.
This photo would have been great without the sun bleed.


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - I am always amused at shops that are nothing but coin capsule machines.

I am always amused at shops that are nothing but coin capsule machines.


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - The local exibition centre is having a gaming expo, the future must be all VR cause thats what 90% of things are. You had to pay to get in, so I just

The local exibition centre is having a gaming expo, the future must be all VR cause thats what 90% of things are.
You had to pay to get in, so I just took a photo through the window.


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - This is a Mclaren, it is adorned with stickers advertising a show on the radio. So I took a photo. The owner was very unhappy that I did. So lets reca

This is a Mclaren, it is adorned with stickers advertising a show on the radio. So I took a photo. The owner was very unhappy that I did.
So lets recap. You park a supercar, on a closed road, in Akihabara, on a Sunday, with advertisements stuck to it, and you dont want anyone to take a photo?


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - Nearby is a local farmers market, right in between all the electronics stores and fat people in costumes pretending to be teddy bears, seems out of pl

Nearby is a local farmers market, right in between all the electronics stores and fat people in costumes pretending to be teddy bears, seems out of place.
Mushrooms look delicious though!


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - Its the Tokyo gun show! Highly disturbing. Machine guns and pistols on show.

Its the Tokyo gun show! Highly disturbing. Machine guns and pistols on show.


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - Yes, his jacket says 'The Gun Maker Carrying Out Extreme Sensitivity'. Level of disturbing increases.

Yes, his jacket says 'The Gun Maker Carrying Out Extreme Sensitivity'. Level of disturbing increases.


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - Level of disturbing peaking. This is a cafe where you can pay a small fortune to let a teenage girl dressed as a maid mess about with your inner ear c

Level of disturbing peaking.
This is a cafe where you can pay a small fortune to let a teenage girl dressed as a maid mess about with your inner ear canal using a fish hook.


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - I had to flee back to Ueno, where I found this temple hidden in the streets with a view of the passing trains to reflect on what I had seen.

I had to flee back to Ueno, where I found this temple hidden in the streets with a view of the passing trains to reflect on what I had seen.


Japan-Yokohama-Tokyo-Cat-Akihabara - And finally, heres my dark hotel room. Japanese people love Martha Stewart, she is on tv 24x7.

And finally, heres my dark hotel room. Japanese people love Martha Stewart, she is on tv 24x7.


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