|Admission to the East Gardens is free, but you do get a ticket/token.
|At the entrance to the East Gardens
The first, Marunouchi is home to the East Gardens of the Japanese Imperial Palace. It's free to enter and is the only part of the Palace Gardens open to the public. As a moat surrounds the gardens, the Nijubashi Bridge is used to cross over onto the Royal grounds.
|Vinnie with a bamboo trees.
A short walk to the East through the business district of Chiyoda we reached Tokyo Station, with over 3,000 trains passing through it daily, it's the busiest station in Japan. According to our guide, a vegan Japanese restaurant (T's たんたん/T's Tan Tan) was located in the station, so we decided to use our Suica (transport cards) to enter the station in the hopes of finding it. The station is absolutely massive with several eating districts. We were fortunate to find the restaurant in the Keiyo Street area. It was great being able to eat something knowing there was no fish or meat hidden inside it.
|Our Vegan Japanese Lunch
|The first department store in Japan on the left, Starbucks on the right.
|The basement level of all department stores is home to the food counters. A must visit.
|In front of the line for the Apple iPhone 6 (well I jumped into the front of the line) at the Apple Store Ginza. People have been queuing for over a week.
|The Apple Store in Ginza being closed in preparation for the phones launch in the morning.
|Queues for the iPhone in Ginza
|Cheers from Tokyo