On Saturday I walked to Yanaka, Ueno Park, Ochanomizu, Akihabara, Kanda Jinbochô, then back to Nezu, covering a distance of almost 10 miles (16km)! I will be able to cover more ground once I have a bike.
In Jinbochô I stopped by the Rakugo Cafe, which was closed for preparations for an evening rakugo show. It was posted that there were still tickets available, so I inquired about the price. ¥2500 (about $25). Too expensive for such a small venue, and only two hanashika performing. It seems that rakugo is getting more expensive with each passing year. Great for hanashika, too bad for regular folks.
On my way home, I stopped for tonkatsu teishoku (pork cutlets served with rice, miso soup, and Japanese pickles) and a bottle of Kirin beer. Half the price of the rakugokai, just no laughs.
Loving Tokyo so far.