May 21, 2017

Tokyo Day 4: Asakusa and Odaiba

During our walks from the hotel to Kamata station, we always pass by the Ota City office which has a huge digital thermometer outside. Day four was the coldest day that we experienced in Tokyo. The temperature when we went out in the morning was 2.7 degrees Celsius, dropping to 1.5 degrees Celsius on our way back to the hotel. We experienced sleet (rain with snow) while we were in Asakusa and it was raining hard while we were in Odaiba.

Ota City
So cold!
This did not stop us from pursuing our planned itinerary though. With multiple layers of clothes and jackets, we braved the cold and hopped on the train towards Asakusa.

Tokyo Subway
Train's here
Asakusa is the home of the famous Senso-ji temple, which is a popular Buddhist temple. It is also the oldest temple in Tokyo, built in 645 AD.

Asakusa


Asakusa

In front of the temple are rows of shops selling food and souvenir items. We got a geisha doll and Japanese art for a reasonable price.


We found another branch of Ichiran ramen on our way to the train station. Since we loved it the first time we tried it in Shinjuku, we queued up in a heartbeat and slurped our hot bowls of ramen on this very cold day.

Ichiran Ramen
A bowl of hot ramen on a very cold day
Odaiba is an artificial island, connecting to Tokyo via the Rainbow Bridge. We took the Yurikamome monorail train line from Shimbashi to Daiba. 

Odaiba-Rainbow-Bridge
Rainbow bridge as seen from the monorail
It was still raining when we reached Odaiba, so we were unable to explore the outside area. We headed to the Diver City mall for the famous life-size RX-78-2 Gundam. Good thing I was able to see the eighteen-meter-tall Gundam before they took it down last March.

Odaiba-Gundam
Me, gundam and my pink payong
RX-78-2 Gundam
RX-78-2 Gundam at night


JM, being a car guy ever since, will not miss the opportunity to visit Toyota MegaWeb - dubbed as the car theme park to ‘Look’, ‘Ride’ and ‘Feel’ automobiles. So we braved the rain and walked over to the opposite building. It was funny though that Google Maps pointed us to a long route going to the MegaWeb building when it was just right behind Diver City.
We started the tour at the History Garage before heading down to the Toyota City Showcase. Surprisingly, I did enjoy the tour but my husband delighted in all the cars on display.




Toyota-Megaweb
My husband at one of displayed cars

Toyota-Megaweb-FJ-Cruiser
Feeling the vibes of the FJ Cruiser
After the car tour, we had some okonomiyaki for dinner and head back to the hotel to rest.

2 comments:

  1. I love all your photos posted Sis, It look like you guys have so much, parang naka tour na din ako dahil sa post mo. Thanks bunches, and will keep visiting your blog for more Japan experience. :)
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  2. Thank you! Super fun talaga in Japan :)

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