Well the day started off with me and Mark trying to meet up again at the train station. We were going to go out to Nikko, but turns out he overslept haha. So after waiting for a bit I decided I was going to head out to the Imperial Palace. Jumped on the train and headed on out there. It was a bit of a walk from the station, and I didnt really know where I was going, but it was a nice stroll anyway, and I just followed the buses haha.
The Imperial Palace was pretty cool, I mean you cant go inside it or anything like that, but I think I got a bunch of good shots around the moat and the bridge. Even got to see like a changing of guards thing which was cool. After that I just wandered around the moat more and then found a cool park near the Palace.
Hibuya Park I think it was called. They have a few ponds and a fountain in the middle and it was good just to wander around and chill there, and take lots of photos. There were even a few people bringing their lunch to the park just to sit there and relax.
Once I left the park I could see Tokyo Tower and decided it would be a good idea just to walk there…it wasnt. It was way further than I originally thought haha. Worth it though when I did eventually get there. Tokyo Tower is like the Eiffel Tower, only a Japanese version and 13metres taller. I paid the extra money to go to both observation decks. It was worth it, you could see the bay way better with the extra 100m. 250m up I think the second observation deck is. I hung around the tower for a bit, walked over the glass floor =s and sat in the cafe with wedges and a beer just looking out over the city. I went back down and got a japanese icecream kind of thing. Its just a crepe rolled up with icecream strawberries, chocolate and cream in it. It was good.
From there I walked to the nearest subway and caught it, which is a bit different from the train lines, but I eventually worked it out. I was heading out to Ebisu cause I heard there was a good park and also a beer museum there. Ebisu seemed a bit more yuppie than other parts, I saw a bunch more white businessmen, and coffee shops and stuff that catered more to Westerners. I walked around for a while but couldnt find the park or museum anywhere until I got tired and gave up and went back to the hostel.
I hung out there, organised to meet Mark for last day drinks, and then went out to dinner. This cool place around the corner that I went to the other day. Cheap quick meals which is what I wanted on my way out on the town. It was chicken and seaweed on rice which was good. Met up with Mark and we went to a few different pubs that we could find, they hide them pretty well here. Had a good last night, got home about 1am.