The Ginza district is full of fancy upscale stores.
The Mitsukoshi Department store has an entire floor devoted to food.
These might make nice gifts. The big boxes are under $20.
How about a nice $100 cantaloupe? A perfect gift for the boss!
Or maybe some $150 beef would be more impressive.
“Poster girls” try to lure customers into a shop.
The Roppongi district is dominated by the huge Roppongi Hills Building.
After admiring the sculpture, we proceed to the observation deck on the 53rd floor to have a look at the city.
The Imperial Palace grounds can be seen in the center rear of the picture.
Tokyo Tower looks rather small from this vantage point.
Shibuya Crossing is reputed to be the busiest intersection in the world, and was featured in the movie Lost in Translation. Fortunately or unfortunately it wasn’t quite rush hour yet when we got there.
The famous statue of Hachikou the faithful dog is located by the subway station. This dog used to wait at the subway station for his master, and continued to do so for years after the man had died.
Throughout the country most small shops and restaurants feature a “beckoning cat”, although most of them don’t move. The cat beckons with its left paw for happiness, or with its right paw for money. A can with both paws raised is called “greedy.”