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Sushi chefs make various kinds of sushi and place it on the conveyor belt, which runs around the restaurant in front of the customers. When you see something you want to eat, just grab the plate from the conveyor. The plates are color coded as to the cost of the food. At the end of the meal, the server figures your bill by adding up the price of each plate.

Godzilla is about to claim another victim. We found this statue in a local park.

These are the Millenario lights. Everywhere we went we had seen poster after poster for this one-week only event.

The lights were put up along a street two block area near Tokyo Station. In organized Japanese fashion, all of the people walking under the lights had to walk in one direction only and the lights were turned off promptly at 9pm.

Everyone is using their camera phones. It is very amusing to see everyone holding their phones out in front of them to take photos.

An example of the restaurant choices in a nearby mall.

Outside of the Shibuya subway station there is a statue of a dog named Hachiko. Every day Hachiko would wait outside of the station for his owner to return. One day Hachiko's owner died, but Hachiko continued to come to the station and wait every day until Hachiko himself died almost 10 years later. Now the statue to the loyal dog is a favorite meeting spot in Shibuya. A more detailed history of Hachiko.

After visiting Hachiko we went back to our hotel. This was our last night in Tokyo. Tomorrow we are taking the Shinkansen to Kyoto.

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