Monday, March 8, 2010

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I had a very busy day today. It wasn't raining so first stop was the Tokyo Metropolitan Building. The whole top part of the building has glass windows and I was able to see all of Tokyo and the surrounding areas. Hopefully next month I will be able to see Mt. Fuji, it just wasn't clear enough today.
The grass area is right in the mild of everything just like Central Park in New York. This grass area and the building at the bottom is the Meiji Shrine that I saw yesterday.
I went to the famous crossing in Shibuya. It's comparable to Times Square in New York. It wasn't as busy as I had imagined but busy enough to take lots of photos. They have the big TV's all over the crossing and lots of clothing stores and shops all around the area. It really was a busy place.

After the busy Shibuya I took a step back in time and went to Asakusa. They say Asakusa is a tourist trap but I beg to differ. I think its a must see if you are visiting Tokyo. After coming up from the subway line I first saw The Golden Turd of Tokyo.
I took a short ride in a Rickshaw and had so much fun.
The streets by the Sensoji Temple are lined with vendors selling everything you could possibly think of. I had so much fun walking around and browsing. The Sensoji Temple is just gorgeous and I fell in love with the five storied Pagoda.

I took tons and tons of photos. While riding the rickshaw they gave me a map of Asakusa and I decided to take a little walk around town. Away from the temple and all the tourist lies a beautiful little town. A town where everyone rides their bicycles and probably knows your name.

When I left Asakusa it was time for dinner. I once again headed back to The Hard Rock Cafe in Roppongi and made it just in time for Happy Hour. I had a fabulous day today.

6 comments:

Stacey said...

Pictures are awesome, thanks for sharing! It looks likes you're having a lot of fun...I'll have to "maybe" come visit someday :-)

Lindsey said...

Wow, I did not realize how hard it is for you to get back home! Great pictures though and such an amazing experience for you and the kids.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you had FUN!!! I can't believe just how big Tokyo really is!! It's amazing. NYC is a small replica! Good for you for getting out and seeing the WORLD! Well part of it. Lets see, Austrailia, Tokyo, Okinawa, USA ofcourse, Nassau Bahamas, Puerto Penasco, Catalina Island, Ensenada Mexico Where would you like to go next?

Jealous,
Shannon

Anonymous said...

No lindsey.. she didn't bring the kids. :)

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