It was late evening by the time we arrived at our hotel, The Peninsula @ Ginza. Thank God Joshie was relatively quite well-behaved during the 6 hour flight although he only napped for 30 minutes.
The next day, we were up early (what to do, Joshie is our rooster) and decided to head over to Harajuku. I read that Harajuku is packed during weekends so we might as well make a trip there on a weekday to check out fashionable, trendy clothes. Strolled down Takeshita-Dori but wasn't really in the mood to shop as it was a hot day and I am a real puteri lilin! Hubby bought a pair of Nike shoes though. And besides shopping, we brought Joshie to Kiddyland, a six-storey store which is stuffed with toys for kids of all ages. In the picture above, Joshie was enjoying himself very much on his little ride.
After our lunch at a small, cozy eatery, we headed towards the Meiji-Jingu shrine at Yoyogi Park which is still in the district of Harajuku. The road was very bumpy. It's uneven as it's a stretch filled with tiny, small stones. I pity my stroller wheels =P The shrine was built in memory of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken, under whose rule Japan ended its long isolation from the outside world. Unfortunately, like much else in Tokyo, the shrine was destroyed during the WW2 bombing and was rebuilt in 1958.
After that, we decided to head over to Shibuya. Looked at the map and the National Children's Castle caught our eye. It was quite a long walk from the station but it was worth the effort as Joshie loved it. There was a minimal entrance fee for adults.
Joshie had fun doing some art & craft, played at their indoor playground, beat on the drums in the music room.....and even had the opportunity to play masak-masak!