Marunouchi Flower Week, Tokyo

June 4, 2010

On our last full day in Tokyo the weather was sunny. It was a good day for walking, although Tokyo is so spread out it is not a great walking city like Paris, London or New York.  About midday I found myself on Marunouchi Street. This is one of the most fashionable streets in central Tokyo. People were out strolling; office workers were having  lunch on the convenient benches, although most of the buildings had display signs of the several restaurants inside on various floors. Cars had been blocked and it was a calm pedestrian mall at midday for the street’s annual Flower Week.

 I send you these flowers as this is the last of my twenty-eight blogposts from our three weeks in Japan.   I hope you found the reports interesting, instructive and enjoyable. Thank you for staying with us. I tried to convey the ambience of our meals along with each dish. Japan is certainly one of the great dining destinations of the world. Our enjoyment of the food is enhanced by its lovely presentation and by the friendly welcome we found everywhere, notably in spots where no English was spoken.

 

This is a charming little brick courtyard just off Marunouchi Street.

There is a florist’s shop

and a familiar name.

It was after 1:00 by the time I reached the end of the street so I went into a little restaurant under the railroad tracks and had a sukyaki bowl with a beer. Basic, but good.

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4 Responses to “Marunouchi Flower Week, Tokyo”

  1. Jo-Ann Says:

    Thank you Michael for your informative, entertaining, well photographed posts covering your Japan trip. It was a delight to follow you and Linda as you traveled, tasted, observed and enjoyed.

    Best wishes,
    Jo-Ann

  2. Jerry Vance Says:

    Thanks Mike; you did a fantastic job. For those of us that most likely won’t get to see these sites you make it seem like we are there. Great pictures and comments on the people and sites you visit.

  3. Sally Says:

    Beautiful photographs and very enjoyable posts about a remarkable trip. It renewed my appreciation for all things Asian. I can hardly wait to see where your next journey takes you.

    Best,
    Sally

  4. Timothy P Ojile Says:

    Great tour and tour de force!
    Loved all the missives.
    Timothy


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