Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Tokyo Travelogue Part II: Into the City

The boys in front of a map of Tokyo's subway system.  Train lines everywhere!  I'm pretty sure this doesn't even include the above ground trains.

Bear fits right in with all the young people on Japan's trains.  Staring at their phones for the whole ride.

Tokyo-Edo Museum

The world sumo wrestling headquarters

Entrance to Nakamise Street leading to the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa.

The Sky Tree in the distance

The boys brandishing their souvenir samurai sword keychains in front of the Sensoji Temple

Bear has made peace with the world, but Beaver still wants to fight.

Traditional Japanese style restaurant - eating tempura and soba on tatami mats.

Odaiba:  a Statue of Liberty Model in the background.

Odaiba is a man-made island only developed in the 80s and 90s.  Pleasant modern city planning with wide streets and lots of pedestrian walkways.

The Odaiba waterfront with a bit of the Rainbow Bridge in the background.

Museum of Emerging Science: A lego model of the Sky Tree.

What lucky person got the job of building Tokyo with Legos?

This is how Mike spent probably half of our trip.  Figuring out which trains to take where on the iphone.

The lovely East Gardens of the Imperial Palace

A stop at the LDS Tokyo Temple


Meiji Shrine

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