The wide streets of the Chiyoda area in Tokyo scream government and business. Most of the architecture resorts to fairly plain, boxy skyscrapers in an orderly grid - a far cry from the narrow and winding streets in Shimokitazawa.
After spending a brief time in Chiyoda, we headed to the Ueno neighbourhood. The main attraction here was Ueno Park, with one of the most beautiful paths to see cherry blossoms in full bloom. It was also one of the busiest spots we visited in Tokyo, with crowds surrounding the endless food stands and observing Hanami—a Japanese custom to enjoy the cherry blossom flowers every during spring.