Travel Blogs from Higashimatsuyama
... for about an hour to warm up and to wait until more things opened up. From the Asakusa station we jumped on a different train line and headed to the relatively new Tokyo Sky Tree. When it opened in 2010 it became the tallest structure in Japan, and with the addition of another antenna in March 2011 it became the tallest tower in the world at 2,080 feet and the second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
Needless to ...
... had our fill of the spectacular view, we headed back down and back to Akasaka where we had supper at a Korean BBQ place that was right near our hotel. For anyone that has never had Korea BBQ, you need to find one in your city, and for those who have been to a good Korea BBQ place I’m sure you know what I mean. It was wonderful! At Korean BBQ restaurants, there is a grill built into the table and you order thin strips of various types of meat with ...
... took the opportunity to do some
laundry before finally heading out at night to grab a quick dinner of
28 January 2013 – Day 38
We got up pretty late and quickly made
our way to Asakusa to look around for souvenirs before meeting up
with Steph's Japanese friend Mayumi. Mayumi told us to meet her under
the big red lantern at the temple, but unfortunately there are two
... mysteriously disappeared in 1967 while vacationing in Malaysia; his disappearance has never been resolved.
We take a guided tour of the house, with its collection of Khmer sculpture, Chinese porcelain and Burmese carvings. We also check out the shop featuring silk garments, bags, and scarves. The goods are beautiful but there is nothing in Patrick or my size. There are many stores around town, including one in the lobby of The Peninsula.
Last and least, ...
The very first year I was in Tokyo, I went to the Tokyo Quilt Festival, and I've been back every year since, so this was my sixth time. Not bad! As always, it was somewhat overwhelming, though I get the impression that this year there weren't quite as many quilts as in previous years. The one thing that was very different was that though there was ...