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... about half an hour, through the center of Tokyo. (Did i mention that Tokyo is a BIG city?) A short walk took me to the Tokyo Skytree, a 634 meter high radiotower. It has two observation decks, one at 350 and another one at 450 meter. I got inside the ticket center and there was a long line of people before me. But with 10 ticket counters and the usual Japanese efficiency the wait wasn't that long. After getting the ticket and having my bag checked by security, i stepped into ...
... up and then pour over the bowl. It’s super, super tasty!! We ended the night with the sun coming up over the city. It was a beautiful spring morning, which is a true blessing coming from the cod hell that is Chicago right now. It was literally snowing when I left….come on Chicago. Regardless, we took a short train ride back to our hotel and passed out for the 4 hours remaining until checkout. It was truly an amazing introduction to ...
... Takako had said that there are more NEx trains stopping at Tokyo rather than at Shinagawa. However, the NEx train platform was on B5 in Tokyo station i.e. Basement level 5. If we caught the fast Tokaido line into Tokyo station, we would have been on Level 1. There are not many escalators and elevators at Tokyo station, so it would be a hassle with all our luggage. Her suggestion was to catch the slower Keihin-Tohoku line (all stations) and that would take us to B4 so it would be ...
The rest of our time in Tokyo was a blur. We spent time at Toyota Megaweb an saw the innovations of tomorrow. We rode one of the world's highest ferris wheels. We virtual gamed our way through Sega's Tokyo Joyopolis which is a place jam packed with virtual games and simulation rides. And finally, we participated in Tokyo Disney's 30th year celebration called the year of happiness. The kids had a blast running through Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea. ...
... didn't seem to be anything revolutionary.
We then wandered over to a Godzilla statue I had heard about. I think I've even seen pictures of it. For some reason, I thought it was a big statue but it's actually less than three feet high. Godzilla didn't look very threatening to me.
We wandered around the shopping district in Ginza. We headed for some art galleries ...
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