Japan 2016 Travel Log 12: Tokyo Snippets

TRAVEL PHOTO-LOG 11
TOKYO, kanto, JAPAN

Part 1: Mitaka, Ghibli Museum

Giant Laputa Robot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inokashira Park

 

 

Farfetch spawn here BUT WE DIDN’T CATCH ANY /grosssobbing

 

 

We were desperate enough to consider renting one to paddle for the damn duck down the lake

 

 


Part 2: Shibuya Night

 

 

 

 

Muji Cafe

 

 

 

 


 

Part 3: Home Turf Ueno

 

We start the day right with nikudon

 

 

 

 

 

 


Thanks for viewing!

So with only a total of 2 full days in Tokyo, we were really selective about where we should head to – and in the end boiled it down to two – One Piece Tower and the Ghibli Museum. We did gobble sashimi at Tsukiji in the morning of course. The nights were basically spent shopping and doing last minute souvenir hunting. Our travel fatigue really got to us by then and the bulging luggages didn’t help so much.

One regret I had when leaving Japan – and I don’t really have any regrets in this trip – was that we didn’t get a chance to obtain a farfetch’d, not even after 15 days of roaming with our data on and portable chargers docked. Tokyo was just as how I left it 2 years ago – the pace was killing and for some reason we found ourselves more fatigued easily than we ever were in Osaka and Hokkaido. Either that or we were really tired lol

Tokyo was really wet and dreary, and because most of the spots which we went – Ghibli Museum and Tsukiji market – didn’t allow photography inside, there isn’t much I could take. Ghibli Museum is a wonder on its own, and you get to sit on a cat-bus replica- how cool is that? They have steampunk elevators, windy iron-wroughted staircases, tiny doorways and even their toilets were a mismatch of posh victorian and country.

I’d definitely recommend Ghibli museum to anyone who can appreciate old school animation. Why bother drawing frame-by-frame when you can make a figurine out of each frame and spin them around to create a 3D ‘animation’ of it’s own? They also showcase pin ups of legit watercolour works done by Hayao Miyazaki, as well as a couple of his scrapbook of reference photography, and a mock-up model of his work space and studio.

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