The husband and I spent the past weekend in Tokyo. Since his mom is in town, we took advantage of the free and very willing babysitter. We haven’t had any time away by ourselves since our honeymoon. Sad, I know. This was long overdue! Tokyo is a 3 hour flight and it’s a domestic flight, so it was almost to easy.
I made a list of a few places I wanted to go and for the most part, we stuck to my plans. I tried to think of places hubby would enjoy too. Shopping was not in my plans.
We got in Friday night and by the time we got on the train, took the hour plus ride to the station by our hotel, then actually found the hotel, it was after 1 in the morning. We stayed in Shinjuku which is a pretty popular area and in a central location.
Saturday, we met Jes for lunch. Jes and I have been internet/blogger buddies for close to 2 years now, so it was a must for us to meet. She was nice enough to come to us (we may have gotten lost otherwise).
First order of business was to figure out the train station, which Jes was nice enough to help us with. We figured it out and headed towards the Tokyo Skytree.
It’s the tallest building in Japan and the second tallest in the world at 634 meters (2080.5 feet). The line was horrendous, so we walked around the shops and went to the Sumida Aquarium while we waited. We went up 350 meters to the observation deck. The views were awesome! We could have gone higher, but we were sick of waiting in line by then.
Next, we headed to the Senso-ji Temple.
It was completed in 645, making it Tokyo’s oldest temple. It also had a good market area.
It was getting late by this point, so we headed to Roppongi to find a sports bar. They were playing the Notre Dame game, why else? I was also hoping they had some good, fried, American food. You better believe I had potato skins and fried calamari. We ran into a ton of Americans there. It’s always interesting talking to people and hearing their stories. We actually left before the game started because I was tired, but hubby watched it on his laptop, so nothing will be held against me! The bar was also close to the Tokyo Tower. It was on my to see list, but we never managed to see it up close. We saw it tons of times from a distance though!
To be continued…