First: all my pics from Tsukuba Circuit are uploaded here:
I woke up late....
That's how the rest of this post is going to go so you might want to stop reading here.
I woke up late... 6:30am. I have a 1 1/2 hour train ride to get to the fish market and all the guidebooks I have say it slows way down after 8. So I weigh my options. While they are being weighed I fell back to sleep. Choice made. No fish market today. I was still planning to go to the Mobara Twin Circuit, another race track, as they were having a drift event today. I check the train schedule and the express was not running today. That would turn my 2 hour ride to the track into a 4 1/2 hour one. No drifting today.
I decided to go to the imperial palace instead. As we found out earlier, it is closed on Monday and friday. Today being a tuesday, it is neither monday or friday. Hopped a train, Jumped off at Tokyo station, walked 4 blocks. Palace closed.... Yesterday, monday, was a holiday. And if monday or friday is a holiday then the palace will be closed the following day as well.... It's like they don't want people to see it.
I walked back to the train station and took myself to Ueno station. Ueno station is just outside of Ueno park. This is a big park surrounded by a zoo, a few art galleries and several museums. It even has its own Starbucks.
Here is the National History Museum. Closed.
Once home I grabbed my tiny bicycle and went for a ride down river.
I definitely ate this donut.