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Up Down Up Down Up Down

We have been up & down subways, up sky towers, over here, back up there I’m exhausted!

Breakfast was at a lovely little bakery in the train station that I’m glad I didn’t discover any earlier.

Today we brought a 24 hour metro pass (totally recommend it the metro is easy to use & with a good map we had the official Tokyo travel guide I grabbed at the airport, so easy to get around) & went exploring. Stop one was Asakusa where we joined the crowds & wandered through a shopping street to see the Sensoji Temple. It was quite busy & quite a wait to get our books stamped. From there a quick train ride which wasn’t on our pass and up the Skytree. We did both levels so 450m high I think at one point, they also had a little Barbie display so it was all a bit pink. The view was interesting I could spot DisneySea but Fuji must have heard we were going for a sneak preview & was behind the clouds, fingers crossed for tomorrow. We lunched at a food hall very similar to our food halls including trying to find a seat but some really nice cleaners chased us & said they saved us a seat, totally nice of them. We wanted to get to the Meiji Jingu shrine in time to get a stamp so we went from one side of Tokyo to the other & im glad we did. As soon as we walked into those trees the city noise just disappeared. And it appears while I’m on holidays I have a habit of coming across weddings, there appeared to be what we think were several services going on, of course we stopped & watched. Last stop on our whirlwind metro ride was the palace, it was early 5 when we got there but we walked through a park and all we really found was some guards, gates & trees that looked like they belong in Dr Suess book.

I have noticed some of the older ladies at our hostel have been nicer than the younger ones & have sparked some conversations which has been nice. Tomorrow we say goodbye to Tokyo and head for Fuji let’s hope she’s less shy for the next couple of days.









Ps that is a plastic pizza hat I’m wearing we stumbled across a plastic food shop, just be thankful I’m not bringing you all home a plastic shrimp or diy plastic ramen set.

Posted by ChristieA 03:55 Archived in Japan Tagged tokyo japan temple asia shrine

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