Friday, April 01, 2016

In Tokyo

We woke up early and walked to Ueno Park. We saw a cute tiny garbage truck slong the way. The park was packed with people gawking at the rows of cherry blossoms. Many tourists, local and foreign, stopped in the middle of the path to take pictures. It was infuriating to get around. We also saw the line for the zoo. It was ridiculously long.

We walked around the pond and grabbed some food. I got a stick of imitation crab meat. Candace got some noodles. We stopped 7-11 on the way back to the hotel and grabbed lunch with a bunch of Japanese businessmen there. The food was pretty good. We also got green tea kit kats. I liked it, but the matcha ice cream we were served on the flight over was better.

We rested for awhile and then walked back to Ueno train station yo get our JR train passes and make reservations. We grabbed dinner from... 7-11 of course! I had octopus balls. We've noticed that people here in Tokyo aren't always paying attention to where they're walking, or just don't care. We've already seen some people walk right into others.

Tokyo has been great in terms of wheelchair accessibility so far. At night we saw Senso-Ji, which are some temples in Asakusa, near our hotel. These ancient temples date all the way back to the late 1950s. My house is older than that. So is my mother! But the temples commemorate an ancient event. Our excursion was dampened by the rain and the fact that all of the stalls had closed up. But the lit up temples were cool.

Then we went back to the hotel and saw a ten minute video about a day in the life of Hachi the lucky cat with pronounced eyebrows.

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