Everybody loves a steam train.
On Saturday we spent the afternoon between Uguisudani Station and Ueno Park. Our first stop was the station, where we waited for a steam train to pass through, a special event in commemoration of this week's 3/11 disaster. The crowds were thick at all the stations along the route, as well as on the streets along the tracks.
Waiting for the steam train, cameras in hand, security trying to keep everyone behind the yellow line.
Kasutera stall. This guy was quite the performer when it came to cooking up the little snacks.
Our ultimate destination was the Shitamachi Museum at the far end of the park. There we were able to explore what the merchant houses of old Tokyo were like in the late 19th and early 20th century.
Little dude exploring history.
Shitamachi of 100 years ago recreated. Or, as little dude put it, we explored ooooooold Tokyo.
The recreated narrow streets of Shitamachi.
Recreated Shitamachi from the postwar period.