Happy eve of New Year's eve,
Today's post will recap Dec 23rd and Dec 24th and it's pretty picture heavy - just a warning :)
December 23rd is a major holiday in Japan as it's the Emperor's Birthday, based on that and all the walking I did the day before I decided to stay close to the hotel and explore Ginza.
I always woke up early on every single day of my trip and the 23rd was no different so I'd turn on the TV to check the weather.
Tokyo has amazing clothing stores but I also didn't see very many big people actually I could probably count them on one hand. There is no obesity epidemic in Japan. Actually they have lowest obesity rate in the developed world. Clothing sizes are tiny in the stores. In fact Uniqlo has XL which would be L in North America. Plus the style is much more fitted in Japan I didn't see anyone in sweatpants unless they were a tourist.
Tomorrow Part 4 - Christmas Day in Tokyo