Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Exploring Tokyo

Our second day in Tokyo we set out that morning to explore a bit. It was a rainy day and we were glad we had our jackets!! We headed off to the subway station that was about a 10 min. walk from our hotel. We bought a full day pass. I am not sure if it really saved us any money or not but it was well worth it even if we didn't save money because we saved a lot of time by not having to stop at the ticket machine each time we entered the subway station. It was so easy getting around on Tokyo using the subways. We have now used the subway system in New York, Paris, and Tokyo and I think Tokyo was the easiest. The only hard part was that they are not designed for strollers. We were so glad we were using our small stroller. We went a few places where even it wouldn't fit through the gate and had to be lifted it over. And I don't even know how many times Dustin had to carry the stroller up and down the stairs in the subway.

Our first stop was Asakusa Shrine

Then we hopped back on the subway and visited the Imperial Palace Gardens.

And then to the Tokyo Tower.

And then we decided to stop by Roppongi Crossing before heading back to the hotel.

Once we walked out of the subway we were so glad we stopped because this is what we saw:
So, of course, we had to enjoy a little treat!


Jes said...

glad you knew to bring a jacket ;-) looks like you guys had a great time and saw some cool sites! I had no idea there was a COLDSTONE at Roppongi....I'm going there RIGHT NOW! That is how we're going to celebrate Veterans day =)

Kaup Fleet said...

Mmmmm...Cold Stone!

Patty Patterson said...

I somehow missed this post. I really like the gardens and all of the paper lamps. It looks like a cool place to take pictures. And Cold Stone looks pretty good, too!


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