Links to my Tokyo, Japan 2013 blog series:
- Day 1: MNL-NRT, Ueno Park
- Day 2: City Life, Shinjuku Gyoen, Chidorigafuchi
- Day 3: Akihabara, Shibuya
- Day 4: Harajuku (Rainy Day Edition), Meet-up with Sarah and Xtian
- Day 5: Akihabara Part II
- Day 6: Tsukiji Market, Kagurazaka, Imperial Palace East Garden, Ginza, Kobe Beef
- Day 7: Sumo @ Yasukuni Shrine, Tokyo Tower, Zojoji Temple, Odaiba, Star Wars Dolls
- Day 8: Tokyo Skytree, CPS Mini-Reunion
- Day 9: Asakusa, Harajuku Part II, KitKat Galore @ Tokyo Station
- Day 10 & 11: Hakone (Mt. Fuji), Toro Sashimi
The weather was acting up again that day, so we weren't able to do much sight-seeing. I was also scheduled to meet up with my orgmates who are currently onsite at Tokyo for dinner, so we decided to start our day on the afternoon.
Skytree from Below
Tokyo Skytree is another observation tower, much higher than the Tokyo Tower and significantly newer--it just opened last year. However, it was waaaay too foggy that time so we didn't went up the observation deck. Good thing, too, since the ticket price is exaggerately high for our liking.
We just hung around the mall area to do window shopping, and also had a late lunch at the food court, where we had our first taste of the famous Ippudon Ramen.
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Towards the evening, we headed on to the Asakusa Station to meet with my orgmates for dinner. Initially, I was planning to meet with only one sis, who is currently living south of Tokyo with her family. While planning the meetup, she mentioned that another one of our sisses is also in Tokyo for her onsite assignment. Turns out that my other sis has two other orgmates who are her officemates, also in Tokyo for onsite assignment. Talk about that! So what started as a dinner meetup for two sisses turned out to be a mini-reunion of four orgmates, with their plus one's. Too bad that my sis who I originally planned with had to back out because of a family emergency. I do hope that there is a next time.
Since we already have quite a group going on here, we decided to go for all-you-can-eat sukiyaki somewhere in the Asakusa area. But first we hung around the souvenir shops and inside Senso-ji Temple, but weren't able to do much because of the rain.
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