Saturday was the day in which it never stopped raining. I haven’t seen so much rain in a very long time. So we decided to stay inside. Firstly we started with the Snoopy museum which wasn’t very interesting but had some fun stuff. They also had a Snoopy themed restaurant where you could get dessert pizzas and so on. After that we visited the samurai museum which was one of my “top things to do”. It did not disappoint and they had armour and swords (katanas) showcased. After that we just walked around a bit and looked at the streets as Tokyo has ALOT of lit up signs and neon signs outside.
Sunday came with some better weather and we had decided to spent our time at the Imperial Palace. You can’t see the palace itself as the imperial family lives there but you get to see the east garden and some gates and so on. It was pretty nice. After that we went to Sensoji temple. One of my main goals with this trip was to buy a katana. Apparently there’s 3 countries in the world that doesn’t allow you to import imitation swords and of course China is one of them. Maybe next time. After that we continued to Shibuya crossing which I had been very excited to see (if you’ve seen Tokyo Drift you know it). The best view was at Starbucks and we waited a while to get seats so we could just sit and watch the traffic while we had some coffee and hot chocolate. It is suppose to be the busiest crossing in the world. Close to that I managed to find a “Book Off” which is a second hand store that sells mainly books but a lot of other things, for example retro games. I picked up two old nintendo games which I can’t even play because I don’t have a console that supports them but hopefully I’ll be able to fix that tomorrow.
My thoughts on Tokyo right now:
Awesome, everyone is so much nicer than in China (they bow to you everywhere?!?!) and it’s very clean but the downside is that it’s very expensive. The biggest downside is that our hotel room has a heated toilet seat – it feels soooooo weird.