Tokyo baby!!

Well we arrived a couple of days ago now, and I’m happy to report Tokyo is amaaaazing 🙂 currently updating this from the Apple store opposite all the very posh department stores in Ginza. Jet lag is sadly still with me, though I did manage to sleep until ooh 4.30 this morning – for those with small children, I feel your pain.

We’ve not been sat around you’ll be pleased to hear, so for me, for now, this is my top things I’ve learned in Toky0 – in no particular order (all written down in your book Rae 🙂 )

1. That I appear to be travelling with Tom Cruise according to a very nice but clearly visually challenged lady sat next to us at dinner last night.

2. That lamposts play music to you – it was an orchestral version of ‘Memories’ from Cats on our first night.

3. If you ask the fortune telling sticks at Senso-ji temple what the fates hold in store for you, don’t expect a jolly answer (!!). I’m comforted by the fact that Alex’s was just as bad as mine.

4. People are wonderfully friendly and the TOTAL language barrier just isn’t even an issue.

5. That dodgy looking restaurants serve fabulous noodles.

6. That there’s a statue of Edward Jenner in the grounds of the Tokyo National Museum (that one’s for you James, they’re pretty happy here with the whole smallpox vaccine thing).

7. That it is possible to sleep well on a 5cm thick futon on tatami mats with a rice filled pillow, and that the futons are long enough, hurray!!

Love it love it love it…


8 Replies to “Tokyo baby!!”

  1. Yo!!!

    Everyone is going to start thinking that my name is slept surrounded by parenthesese!

    Now you’ve settled into Tokyo baby you have to go to the horse races. It’s a national culture. They also have the biggest tv there. Put a bet ona nag for me. Xxxxx

  2. Heyas!
    Hee, that sounds rather cool (well apart from the creepy fortunes)! Glad to see I haven’t missed *too* many posts here during my epic quest to disenclog my computor-box, and that you sound like you’re both having a fantastic time! Take care 🙂

    Oh, and any sign of the evil Kit-Kats I mentioned?

    -Tomble (not Cruise)
    (*returns to his cyber-shovel*)

    1. Nope, no evil kitkats – though a mean (in a good way) pumpkin-flavoured ice-cream, some great red-bean-jam-filled dumplings, and plenty of sushi, sashimi and yakitori. All told, a phenomenal place, and that’s just the food!

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