ICU or the International Christian University was the first stop. The University was build on the grounds of what used to be an airstrip. The entrance was a long road leading up to the complex lined with large Japanese Cherry trees, not yet in full bloom. Unfortunately we would miss the cherry blossom festival by several weeks.
BOJ was extremely fascinating, especially for myself who collects American currency it was interesting to hear about the Japanese banking system. One practice that was especially unique was that no matter where we received money the bills/notes were always crisp. Japan, in an effort to cut down on illegal copies shreds a bill after too much use. Where American bills show their journal in the tears and wrinkles, rarely do you find a bill hot of the press.
Below I've attached a video/slideshow of the photos taken: