Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Tokyo, Japan...A good time was had by all!
We just got back from our second trip to Japan and really enjoyed ourselves! We tried to get Drew and Nate to understand that it is not typical for most people to have 2 stamps in their passport by ages 9 and 12. After it was all said and done we had spent 5 days in Japan and we are convinced we saw most every square inch or centimeter.
We stayed at The New Sanno Hotel in downtown Tokyo and it was excellent as always. The Asakusa Temple provided a great learning experience for all of us and we left with a greater understanding of a different religion. Scott and Nate were interviewed by Tokyo TV asking them about the supersize rice bowl at Wendy's. Nate had plenty to say as usual.
The Tokyo Tower gave us a great view of the city and a reprieve from the frigid 53-degree weather (hey, our blood has thinned by this time). We say a prayer and feel sad for all of you snow dwellers every week. Andrew said a prayer at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, another escape from the cool weather.
We had an excellent day at Tokyo Disney Sea Amusement Park and would recommend it to anyone. The Journey to the Center of the Earth and The Tower of Terror were both huge hits.
On the fourth day we visited the Imperial Palace East gardens. We finished off the trip, after logging multiple miles on the Tokyo Metro Subway, by visiting the Edo-Tokyo Museum complete with an English tour guide. If you get a chance to visit Tokyo please do, it is a great time and you will learn something new around every corner.
Just before boarding the plane for the ride home Jean and Scott were both upgraded to first class, priceless time together. Please let us know if you want more details on the trip, we took almost 200 photos in the few days there.