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Travel Blogs from Hiratsuka
... br> though the road was clear and of course, no one speaking on their
phone on public transport...that's just rude! Using the remaining
evening, we walked to the nearby Asakusa Temple which soon became one
of many temples we'd see in Japan.
We kept it simple and checked out the
local area in the morning. News reports were talking of a Typhoon
which was due to hit in the evening (supposably the worst in 10
years), so we ...
... bits which I thought there would be but good to see. Then we got on the Monorail from Shi****wa on the Yurikamome Line to Odaiba where the fake Statue of Liberty was. The highlight was actually the trip across the bridge which showcased the whole city. Scott sitting next to me said it was the Photobooth where I made him take photos with me like the Asians which was very funny and came out pretty well! Super hot again by this stage so ...
... a few memories of 8 year old playground Robert though. Some were still selling for 6,000 Yen a card.. On the way back to the station, I had a go at Pachinko. This is a form of slot machine gambling. You buy a number of small metal ball bearings, as they enter the machine you control the power at which they enter, thus controllig their route through the machine. If you land the balls in the right areas you win more ball bearings, which are exchanged for 'prizes', it is ...
... whatever space was available. Across the river there are views of nearby Asakusa, which is one of the major and most popular tourist areas in the city.
Understandably the Tokyo Sky Tree was crowded and busy at the time of my visit, due to it only being open 2 months prior, nevertheless the breath-taking views were well worth the wait. I understand visitors can now book ahead and save time queuing which would definitely be worth it.
... sore legs and feet. We did get lost a few times, and it is easy to do in such a congested city.
Unfortunately the day was very cloudy with light rain pretty much the whole day. So the pictures we took were not that good.
It was so nice to put the feet up at the end of the day. Left the hotel at 9.30am and didnt get back till 7pm. That was a long day.
Today we headed to Odaiba, a man made Island just south of Tokyo. Wasn't a great day for sight seeing, ...