Park on the east side of the river near Asakusa.
See Rurousha, I told you you'd be impressed! I said hello from you. We enjoyed using your great blog post to learn about everything there :D Thank you!
Everyone else, I won't just rewrite what I learnt about this shrine, it would feel like plagiarism or something anyway. Just follow the link above if you're interested.
Foxes on the roof
Kitsune (fox) shrine
We also visited Matsuchiyama, yet another thing I'd read about on Rurousha's blog. Who could resist visiting a temple dedicated to sex radishes? (The white things at the top are Daikon, a Japanese radish, and apparently in this pose they're having sex. Normal.)
We went to Kappabashi Street and looked at all the plastic food, from sushi to spaghetti to beer. We also looked at a lot of other awesome food related items (including the most incredible cookie cutters I've ever seen), but the prices of the things I wanted mean that I'll have to get saving!
We also went to Tokyu Hands, a 7 floor shop all dedicated to 'Creative Life'...craft items, cooking utensils, fabrics, DIY, stationary, and everything else awesome. A great place to waste a rainy afternoon. Although, for future information, it is not worth taking a boy with you. Even a tolerant one like mine. They will get bored. But they will also stop you buying too much. I escaped with just some pretty paper flowers and Pooh bear stamps (for my students benefit, obviously).
There's also a party/variety section. CREEPY.
Near Shinjuku Station at night.
Interesting fact...on average, 3.5 MILLION people pass through Shinjuku station every day. That's the population of Los Angeles/double the population of Perth/half the population of Saigon (Ho Chi Min City) or Hong Kong/18 times the population of Norwich/257 times the population of Beccles and Worlingham. Delete as appropriate to make your head explode.
We met up with some friends and some friends of a friend for dinner and drinks.