First I had a big Coffee at starbucks - cheaper than in the small coffee shop and I bought a very tasty bun filled with custard in a tiny little bakery run by two very old people. I guess none was younger than 90 years. Payed 90 yen so I had a quick and unexpensive breakfast.
At 9:30 am I started to walk the kitchen district.
I found the coffee shop Hiroyuki kindly recommended. I did not buy anything because I had a bigger tour in mind. But I will come and visit for a second time for sure. Blue mountain coffee with blueberries... cannot resist.
After I walked the kappaboshi dori, I headed to Ueno. There I visited Ueno park and the Art museum Special exhibition Kyoto folding screens and sliding doors. Afterwards I went into the other exhibitions and bought 2 post cards at the museum shop. Behind the museum there is a bigger garden with a collection of ancient tea houses. Very interesting, especially the unisex toilet. Yes I went in but I was all alone, lucky.
There are a lot of temples and shrines at Ueno park and I visited them all. The one I liked best was an Inar shrine. Bought a charm too (money come in) hope this will help to pay the bills. Some recommended to visit the zoo and watch panda bears but it was crowded.
After Ueno park I tried to find my way back to Asakusa but I headed into the wrong direction. Did not matter. I found myself in a living quarter with some small stores selling interesting things, for example dried fish (in german it is called nine eyes), a shop selling all kinds of nori, a shop with pickled goods and a super market. There I bought tea, apples and mandarine oranges (lunch..)
At least I found a main road leading back towards Asakusa. Just a few more kilometers to go. At 15 pm I was back behind the shrine.
First thing I went into a noodle shop and ate a medium bowl Udon with very tender beef, so delicious after the long strall. I took a picture for a belgium couple and they took a picture of me too. We had a little chat waiting for our udons.
Now I am back and my feet hurt..