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Friday, Oct. 1, 2004


Exploring Omotesando by foot

Readers of The Japan Times are invited to join a walking tour of Tokyo's Omotesando area on Oct. 16 that will explore both the past and the present of the trendy shopping area.

The tour, organized by Public Art Forum, will go past Omatsu Inari Shrine, Akiba Inari Shrine, Aoyama Zenkoji Temple, the redevelopment project for the former Dojunkai Apartment Buildings, Meiji Shrine and some of Omotesando's more famous stores, including Louis Vuitton and a cutting-edge hair salon.

The tour participants will eat Osaka-style sushi inside Meiji Shrine.

Those interested in participating should send e-mail to sugi-p@publicart.co.jp or fax (03) 3407-5247.

The fee is 3,500 yen (plus 1,500 yen for lunch), and 500 yen for an offering to Meiji Shrine.

Participants will gather in front of the Aoyama branch of Mizuho Bank, near Exit B4 of Omotesando subway station, at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 16. Those running late must call 090-7827-8228.

The tour, which will be held rain or shine, will end at 5:30 p.m.

After the tour, the participants will be invited to attend an optional party for a fee of 5,000 yen each.

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