A day at Yasukuni Shrine — on its grounds and at the accompanying military museum — offers a surprisingly in-depth perspective to both the ceremonial beauty of Japan and the former imperial aggression of a now peaceful nation.
Getting to Yebisu Gardens Place should have been easy. I know because I wandered around for two hours looking for it even though there are signs all over the Ebisu train station. I walked the wrong way eight times and nearly gave up and went home. It was an act of sheer stubbornness — and the love of beer — that kept me looking.