Exits are numbered and are important in the Tokyo subway system. A1-10, B1-12, C1-16. Yes, there are that many exits.
Thankfully the organisers of Japan have nice maps virtually everywhere, and you should not get lost.
Ginza is the home to shopping in brand-name stores. Today we visited the Sony, Nissan, Canon and Apple stores.
After visiting Yodobashi, and the Sony store, I am of the belief that we get the crappiest stuff in Australia. The Toshiba and Sony laptops in Japan are beautiful. In Australia, everything is grey and horrible. The above is a small PC with wireless, bluetooth, TV and a whole bunch of things running in Vista. Do Want! Oh, that’s right. Not in Australia.
Buying food from pictures is one thing, but pharmaceutical items? It’s a hoot – you are likely to get almost anything.
Paul Macartney playing in the Starbucks, Ginza Matsuya-dori is putting everyone to sleep. (note: this Starbucks in now 10 years old!). Why Starbucks? You can taste the distance between the coffee in Japanese coffee. Starbucks is denser.
The new Canon store just a way down from the Starbucks has excellent photos, and displays of their devices. Above is a paper model of Pirates. Excellent way of selling more printers, inks and paper.
And yes, before heading back to the hotel, I visited teh Apple Store Ginza and refrained from purchasing anything. Might get one of them new MacBook Pros when I return to Australia if I can find a new owner for my old one. The store looks a little bare without the iPhone. Way more sales people than customers. Very non-Ginza.