Part 2- My sis Pam, along amongst her 2 immature kids, came all the means from Italy to pay us a visit. (You tin terminate read virtually the showtime role of our visit, here.)
Most of our activities included having 4 kids inwards tow, but nosotros did handle to go out i 24-hour interval to actually consider Tokyo. Matt kept the 3 oldest too nosotros took Clara (the 2 twelvemonth old) for a ladies 24-hour interval out. Of course, every bit luck would accept it, the ease of Tokyo was out for the 24-hour interval too! We ‘ran’ correct into the Tokyo Marathon crowd.
But it was even too then sort of fun to hold out role of the festivities.
We headed to the awesome neighborhood of Asakusa, too the basis famous Senso-ji Shrine.
I honey the mix of quondam too novel architecture here.
We came across a modest nutrient stand upwards that had several people inline, too decided to banking concern gibe it out. Curry buns!
They were amazing! The dough was fried to a perfect crispy squelch on the outside, but was doughy too skillful on the inside. The filling was a beef curry. Where has this been all my life?!
Next halt on our Tokyo Highlights tour, was the Shibuya crossing. If yous e’er consider a film filmed inwards Tokyo, yous volition consider this famous intersection. Over 1,000 people cross this street on whatsoever given ruddy light. We got a birds oculus stance from the minute flooring Starbucks.
The crossing is also known for Hachiko, the Canis familiaris who faithfully waited for his original every day, fifty-fifty afterwards his master’s passing. Someone had propped upwards their Canis familiaris for a photograph op, the crowd was going crazy taking pictures. Haha. It was overnice to larn away without all of the kids, for a day, too actually visit!
But, alas, to a greater extent than tyke fun upwards next! We stayed inwards downtown Tokyo for the side past times side few nights, where the fun is literally endless! Our side past times side play province was ASObono at Tokyo Dome City.
There were several dissimilar areas, including a large bounding main themed room,
a huge bounce area,
a marketplace lay too store,
a babe doll too Calico Critter room,
fishing, too and then much more!
But the hands downwards favorite for ALL of the kids was the giant develop room.
They had lots too lots of trains, tracks, tunnels, etc. to get inwards whatsoever means yous wanted.
They worked too then difficult on their masterpiece!
Even Clara was lost inwards thought.
Whew! After all of that fun, nosotros took the develop dorsum to the hotel for some….
swimming! Always a crowd favorite.
You simply can’t rhythm out the hot tub afterwards a hectic 24-hour interval of sightseeing.
The girls fifty-fifty befriended a existent mermaid! (This mermaid tail was quite cute too clever. It was made out of spandex too the fin was rubbery. Very cute.)
On their concluding 24-hour interval nosotros headed to the Tokyo Bay area, too Legoland. It was a cold morning amongst such a brisk wind, I’m glad nosotros planned an indoor activity.
I loved the Lego mock ups of Tokyo.
Legoland was a large hit!
We fifty-fifty liked the movie, though it was totally inwards Japanese.
The kids liked the ‘build your ain car’ surface area too spent quite a combat of fourth dimension there.
Afterwards, yous could race your auto downwards a ramp, but nosotros didn’t stand upwards a peril side past times side to the Japanese dads’ creations! Oh well.
When a toddler is done, they’re done.
We spent the residue of the 24-hour interval walking along the Tokyo Bay. It had warmed upwards a little, but non much!
More hotel puddle fourth dimension to cap a fun 24-hour interval too visit.
The side past times side forenoon was already fourth dimension for goodbyes. We had a lot of laughs too had too then much fun, it was distressing to consider them go. Benny took it peculiarly hard.
***(Pam sent me this painting of the kids repast on the flying habitation amongst Nippon Airlines. The Japanese create ‘cute’ oh too then well! Love it!)
Until nosotros run across again….in Italy!