Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tokyo-Roppongi-Harajuku

I ended up making the flight to Atsugi yesterday. I didn't get to fly in an exciting plane, it was just a normal little plane. Though the front half held cargo and that was pretty cool. I stayed the night in Atsugi since it was so late and today I caught the train and headed into the big city.
It took me about two hours to get from Atsugi to the New Sanno hotel here in Tokyo and it was to early to check in so I dropped off my luggage and jumped back on the train and headed to The Hard Rock Cafe. If you're wondering why I am eating at an American restaurant it's because I can eat Japanese food in Okinawa. There are a few great American restaurant here that are not available in Okinawa and it's nice to eat a good burger and fries. After lunch I jumped back on the train and went to Harajuku. Its famous for the Meiji Shrine and teenage girls that dress up in costumes on the weekend. I was really hoping to see the girls on this Sunday afternoon but it was raining and there were no costumes. Maybe next month. I did walk down (teenage row) as the locals call it.Its where all the girls come out to go shopping. It was really busy and exciting. I went and checked out the Meiji shrine afterwards.The shrine has a very large wooden Tori gate. While I was there I stumbled upon a wedding, there are quite a few weddings on the weekends. It was a nice shrine but there was quite a long walk to it. I don't know that I would bring the boys back to this shrine. By the time I was done with the shrine I headed back to the hotel and settled in for the night.div>

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Awesome Dawn!! I'm so glad your doing that for yourself. When u get back pls call me. I need to talk to you.

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Monika said...

Great pics. I'm jealous of all your travels!

The Chodorowski Family said...

How awesome that you stumbled upon a wedding! And that you were able to take a pic of it! I'm jealous of your trip! It looks like you had such a great time...oh and I would totally be eating at the Hard Rock too!