Tokyo

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A first look at the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka.

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The building was meant to be one of the attractions. A well in the center.

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The ornate drain cover at the foot of the well.

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A replica of a robot from Laputa/Castle in the Sky...

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...appropriately enough, in a garden on top of the museum.

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A 'memory block' from Laputa.

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The museum was gorgeous inside and out.

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The edge of the roof garden.

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Exhausted from excitement and crowds in the gift shop.

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A quick picture by a kindly stranger.

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Waiting for the bus to leave. Parts of Mitaka were green.

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The museum buses were quite decorated.

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The woman ahead of us had put little flags in her head-cozy.

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Heee!

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Holiday crowds in Asakusa.

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Nakamise-Dori, Asakusa.

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Outside Senso-ji

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A trained monkey outside the Niten-mon.

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Scot could not get enough...

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... of the monkey.

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We don't know who thought of ice-cream in a balloon...

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... but they really didn't think about what it looks like.

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Dessert, or prophylactic?

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Apple Store Ginza.

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Again, Scott couldn't get enough.

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Moony, these pictures are for you.

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The unassuming entryway to one of Tokyo's Geek Heavens, Nakano Broadway

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Home of Mandarake manga stores, game stores, and more.

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A snazzy restaurant in Shinjuku with a 'medieval' feel that ended up being very goth.

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Senso-ji at night on the way back to the ryokan.