Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Whole Lot of Rain: Day Two

Yaaaaay the forecast says its going to rain until Tuesday. Wonderful. The likelihood decreases starting Monday though. So it was a beautiful rainy day in the city.....

First, a friend from the hostel and I went to the Imperial Palace gardens, since we are unable to go in the palace itself. Rain and cold so it wasn't pretty, but it was historically awesome to see buildings from the 17th century!

Next, we met Pat and Elizabeth at Yasukuni Shrine, where I finally discovered how to get a shuuinchou, which is a special book that you get a special stamp and the name written in sumi-e at shrines and temples. I found about it by accident, and I am so glad I did! I love it. The shrine was also very beautiful, even in the rain.

After lunch at a ramen shop, we went to Sensoji Temple, which is lined with many tourist shops. They were a bit expensive, and there were umbrella people everywhere, so it was hard to find stuff, but I bought a few things :)

Then we set sight for Akihabara, which I was slightly disappointed in. We had no fantastic need for electronics, so we didn't go in many stores. Also, I've seen better anime stuff elsewhere, I was surprised. It was still nice to go to, and there was a Mister Donut! Excellent.

After more wandering, we ate dinner in Ueno-at Hard Rock Cafe! I had a real cheeseburger on a bun with french fries! It was soooo good!

I hope it stops raining.



  1. I bet the gardens were still pretty in the rain. Is it cold and rainy? Because I just took a nap on the beach... just saying.

    I am jealous of your temple visits. They sound awesome, but umbrella people makes me think of the people from Rollercoaster Tycoon.

    And yay for over priced fat western food.

  2. You are doing more in a day then I do in a week. Wow! It is so cool that you get to see all this stuff. I would think you are getting more fluent in the language every day!