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Monday the 22nd of April 2019 | AM Edition Published by JRAC, Inc.
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Previous Articles:

Architecture in Columbia

To London via Train
A Bus to Stonehenge

A Flight to France
Normandy, Brittney and the Loire Valley
First Day in Paris
Walking Tours of Paris
Memories of Paris

Arrival in Tokyo
Subway Survival, Swords, Site-Seeing, and Sushi
A Week of Business Meetings, and Wonderful Food
Asakusa and Tokyo Tower
Mt. Fuji and Hakkone
Sony Building, Hibiya Park, Shopping

Memories of Mexico

Swiss Excursion, Part I
Swiss Excursion, Part II

Snow Camping in Yosemite

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Sony Building, Hibiya Park, Shopping

Today I had a quick breakfast, then hit the subway, off on a quest to do some gift shopping. I succeeded in finding the items I sought. Next I visited the Sony Building, where there are 9 floors of exhibits of new Sony products (mostly electronics) which you can actually play with. There was a line for the Sony Playstation-2 exhibit, so I skipped that part.


[Title: "The Sony Building, Tokyo"]

From the Sony Building I walked to Hibiya Park. Nestled in amoung sky-scapers, the park presents a welcomed oasis amid the Tokyo concrete jungle. With its central fountain, flocks of pigeons, and people sitting in quite contemplation, the park reminds me of Paris. Here, though, the incessant chirping of locusts, the frequent cawing of corrmorants, and the steady roar of the fountain masks the concaphony of the city, creating a cocoon of peaceful solitude within the walls of ancient trees.

[Title: "Silent Statues Standing Guard in Hibiya Park"]

This evening I met Dennie after she got off from work, and we spent the evening at a café, swapping stories over coffee and tea.

My stay in Tokyo has been too short, as tomorrow I fly home. I do wish I could stay longer. I will return to the land of the rising sun, and experience further its delightful, artistic, ancient culture.

More articles about Japan:
 Arrival in Tokyo
 Subway Survival, Swords, Site-Seeing, and Sushi
 A Week of Business Meetings, and Wonderful Food
 Asakusa and Tokyo Tower
 Mt. Fuji and Hakkone

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