Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunday Stroll: Imperial Palace Grounds and Kagurazaka

Meganebashi (Eyeglass Bridge) at the entrance to the inner Imperial Palace grounds.

Kokyo Gaien, the outer palace grounds overlooking Marunouchi, Tokyo's financial district. One of the very few places in Tokyo you will find this much open space.

Reconstructed watchtower. Almost all the structures in the palace complex burned down during the U.S. firebombing of Tokyo in 1945.

Afternoon tea at Paul, a French bakery chain...brought back memories of studying in France :)
Kagurazaka is a neighborhood known for its French influence.

Adorable (read: pricey) produce store

Waseda dori in Kagurazaka closed off for Sunday afternoon strollers like us

Quirky statues outside the Tokyo University of Science.

Sweet little house in one of the back alleys
Our (approximate) route

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