We started off the busy day with breakfast at the hostel. We left for Asakasa at 9:30, when we arrived the girls attended a free workshop, we dressed up in kimono’s and learnt Japanese traditional dancing. We used fans to imitate blossoms falling from trees, the wind, and water flowing. After learning the choreography and presenting it, we watched a professional dancer perform a famous Japanese dance. She moved so calmly and slowly, the dance was very feminine.
The boys, and some girls, that chose not to do the Japanese traditional dancing met up with Lewis, who is on a 10 month exchange, and walked around Asakasa, buying souvenirs.
At 12 both groups met and chose to catch the subway train to Shibuya, where the busiest crossing in the world is located. When we arrived we saw the statue of Hachiko, a famous Japanese dog. We took a couple of photos then crossed the famous intersection. We were given 2 hours to eat lunch and have a look around Shibuya. Everything was very expensive and the streets were very crowded but we all enjoyed the experience.
From there we walked 1km to Harajuku, a famous shopping destination among young people. We were given an hour to browse the stores selling a variety of food and clothing, some thought the crowds were overwhelming but others wanted more time to look around.
When the sun started to set, we headed back to Central Tokyo for dinner. We split up into groups and went to different restaurants spotted around the area. As it is our last night in Japan, we decided to get traditional Japanese food. Then we headed back to our accommodation and packed our bags ready for the plane ride back to Australia.