To avoid being up till 3am again tonight I'm gonna try and blog as I go a bit today. Let's see how it goes!
Today's first stop is the Tokyo Sky Tree, a very tall tower that opened about 4 years ago. It's so tall in fact that you can see it from our hotel room:
But it nevertheless took about half an hour for us to get there via the subway.
Once we got here, though, it wasn't hard to find. Sky Tree has its own subway station.
Unfortunately it's very windy today so we wouldn't be climbing the tower itself.
But there's a whole entertainment complex and mall here to explore:
Deciding where to have lunch proved a bit of a challenge:
We ultimately decided on a place specializing in Yōshoku cuisine, which is sort of weird Japanese interpretations of western (mostly European) dishes.
My lunch: menchi-katsu (a breaded and deep fried meat cake) with omurice (an omelette filled with fried rice and topped with ketchup):
This was also one of the only restaurants we've visited to offer soft drinks (sodas are big in Japan, just not during meals apparently) so I tried this melon soda, which was very sweet and quite tasty:
We continued to explore-it was very busy due to today being another national holiday:
i got to try some Tokyo Cider- cider in Japan means soda, usually a sort of bubblegum citrus flavor soda (if you've tried Ramune it's a bit like that). It even came in a souvenir Sky Tree bottle:
The tower itself:
On to the next adventure!