Tokyo 2014! Glamorous Ginza

Howdy there!  And Happy 2014!  We rang in the New Year in Tokyo, and are still suffering from some serious Japan withdrawal.

New Year’s in Japan is a different experience from anywhere else in the world; it’s a sacred time, when most families group together and take a long break from work.  Many shops and restaurants shut down over the entire period, and nearly all museums and public parks close.  It was a bit of an inconvenience, and meant that we had to rethink our itinerary, but it was insightful to witness Tokyo during this quiet time.

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