Thursday, July 24, 2014

Justin & Rachel in Tokyo: Part Two

After a day at the Tokyo Skytree (read here), we made a quick trip to Asakusa which was fairly close by. Asakusa is famous for its Buddhist temples, and is also well known for its strip of traditional Japanese souvenir shopping. They sell neat things like traditional Japanese toys, lots of sweet treats, chopsticks, fans, traditional Japanese clothes, and so on :)
... let him take a selfie...

The next day was quite tricky. We had tickets to Tokyo Disneyland, but we were gambling with the weather. The first few days we were in Tokyo, it was rainy. I was so sad about this! I didn't want my short trip to be ruined by the weather. After much debate, we decided to go to Disneyland on Tuesday. This turned out quite perfectly, since it was cloudy, but it didn't rain!!! I was so happy. I'm also glad we chose this day because the rest of the week was blazin' hot. And hot + humid is NOT FUN at all! Anyways, we had a great time:) It's funny because I've been to Disneyland several times, but only in Tokyo! I don't even mind. I wish I had more photos, but obviously we were having too much fun on the rides ;) Also, my feet HURT SO BAD at the end of the day! We did so much walking and standing in line. But it was worth it. The best part of Tokyo Disney is that a majority of the guests dress up like crazy! It is so fun to be around. It's a big trend right now for couples/groups of friends to dress exactly the same. The groups of girlfriends we saw even had the same hairstyle, socks, etc.... The energy is a blast to be around.
aren't our Monsters, Inc. shirts too cute? We got them from Uniqlo : ) 
love the girl with her peace signs in the back
don't judge me. Also, I feel bad covering up the girl behind me oops

The next day we stopped by the Tokyo Edo Museum. The Edo period was a few hundred years ago, and was a time period of rich history. I had been here before, so it was fun to take Justin. They had little displays of where the emperor lived, the villages, and so on. The details were crazy.
they had binoculars so you could see the details of the little Japanese people:)
Unfortunately the jet lag really kicked in, and this happened:
Justin on my lap, then my brother and sister passed out behind him. 
We sat like this while my parents looked around for another hour.
Good thing I found random wifi. lolz
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Elisabeth McKnight said...

so fun! tokyo disney is the only way to go - looks like you guys had a great time :)

Nikki Williams said...

sounds like so much fun!


Stories of Kel said...

All I want to know is why isn't Justin sitting by you on Splash Mountain?!

Rachel Porter said...

Haha! He is next to my dad in the front. They wanted to get splashed, I didn't : )

Jannatul JFR said...

OMG! looks like a fun trip !!

Natalie said...

"it's like a school for ants!!!"

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