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... you can go up 350m (or 450m depending on the price) to get 360 degree views of Tokyo-it puts the size of it into perspective. As a foreigner we were able to skip all queues and go straight up. This was both brilliant (I'll take not queuing in a heartbeat) and slightly awkward, especially as one of the staff kept apologising for the fact we couldn't be served instantly (there wasn't a queue, just someone was being served when we arrived!!) Night views of cities are ...
... I might have some trouble finding a job when I get back. I then tied the paper to the posts (as is tradition) and left to explore.
I then decided to go shopping, among the market stalls I expertly swam between the two sides of the street which was still hosting a constant flow of temple goers. I found bought a few things and then explored the area surrounding shops fighting my way through the flow of people the whole time. I once again found the ninja ...
... of people in Tokyo. The best way to summarise the people would be as passive aggressive. Most people are very kind and helpful; however when rushed and stressed they will bump into you without an apology. My Japanese friend Kaz had the same thoughts on people in Tokyo also lined up with this assessment; however he is one to generalise and stereotype.
... of people with an avenue leading up to it full of stalls selling gimmicky touristy ****. Really not my thing. I had planned to visit the National Museum in the afternoon but since it was closed headed down to the Akihabara district. This the "geeky" area, full of electronic stores and anime. It's quite cool walking around the narrow streets in the rain with all the neon signs, has a Blade Runner vibe to it. However there's only so long you can take before you want to get out of the ...
... all the destruction it faced after World War 2. After the museum we also visited another shrine from the 16th century which had statues that showed the different phases of the moon and was beautiful and powerful to see. In the shrine they dedicated a place for victims of Hiroshima and in it their was a beautiful but sad story that I wish to share with you here because I think it sends a powerful message that everyone should hear. After WW2 a gentleman went to Hiroshima ...
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