Monday, August 3, 2009


In addition to climbing Mt. Fuji, we spent the rest of our long weekend in Tokyo. I looooove that city! So fun, so exciting, so clean and pretty, so easy to get around. 

We traveled down from Misawa to Tokyo by bus, which ended up being about an 8 hour ride. It was pleasant enough as far as bus rides go- kind of nice to see the countryside on the drive, and the bus makes stops every 2 hours at big roadside rest stops full of shops and restaurants where you can get yummy treats (and since it's peach season, most of the treats on this trip were peach-themed, like our peach-flavored soft serve!):
Since we spent a full day climbing Fuji, we didn't have a huge amount of time left for Tokyo (and we were pretty busted up after the hike, so we had to take it somewhat easy), but we managed to explore a bit. We walked around the crazy teen Harujuku fashion district:
We visited the beautiful Meiji shrine where we saw a traditional Japanese wedding taking place:We went to Tokyo Tower where we were able to take in some awesome views of the city from the observatory towers:We ate a few meals (including some to-die-for sushi) in the party/nightlife district of Roppongi. 
Overall we had SUCH a great time. Corey and I were sad to leave. I guess that just means we'll have to go back soon and see all the things we couldn't get to this time!

1 comment:

margaret said...

Looks like a fantastic trip. I'm so glad you guys had a good time.