Sunday January 19
Flight to Tokyo. CPH – Narita. SAS. 15.40
Monday January 20
Arrive Tokyo. 10.40
Travel to Ryokan check in and drop bags:
Kabushikigaisha Kaminarimon Ryokan in Asakusa
Orientation and derivé around local area.
Tuesday January 21
6am Tsukiji-Market (the Fish Market)
Rest of day
Walking tour of Omotesando shopping district. An area packed with interesting modern architecture.
Wednesday January 22
Visit to Jiyugakuen Myonichikan, the “House of Tomorrow,” primary school designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Trip to Showa Kinen Park
Thursday January 23
Window shopping – looking at strange shops, malls and cafes
Some suggestions –
BINGOYA – 5 floors of Japanese crafts and souvenirs – most of it possibly tat
Tokyu Hands – an amazing shop where you can by just about everything you ever wished for. http://www.tokyu-hands.co.jp/en/
The Kitte shopping complex – a humungous shopping mall connected to Tokyo station
Kiddy Land – 5 floors of Japanese toys
Okadaya – a 7 floor emporium of buttons, rhinestones, wigs, stage make up and beads
Ameyoko Market – Large busy street market selling food and clothes http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3012.html
16.00 – Walking tour with Terre Thaemlitz in Shibuya.
A walking tour of a district in shibuya that encapsulates all of the issues of fueiho – legal (heterosexual) sex trade, night clubs, “love hotels” (for couples to have sex), middle-class family apartments, and a shinto shrine that was once notorious as an illegal pick-up place for gay and transgender sex workers.
Dinner with Terre in a local Sri Lankan restaurant
Friday January 24
Trip to visit Yume Park Adventure Playground. Kawasaki City with my friend and play worker Hitoshi Shimamura
Trip to Nishi Rokugo Park (Tire park)
Evening with Jonas’s friend Chiro and a trip to Big Love record store
Saturday January 25
Free day for shopping and individual excursions
Sunday January 26
Leave for CPH 12.30pm. Arrive CPH 16.05