Tokyo – More things to do!
Things to do if you have the time. As I’ve mentioned in my previous post, I grossly underestimated the amount of time I would need in Tokyo I wasn’t able to cover half this list, and hence the absence of pictures. Apologies in advance!
Visit Mount Fuji
I saw it from the plane and it was a beautiful vision. Most of the area around Mt Fuji is a lot lower than the mountain itself. This just enhances the magnificence of the mountain rising significantly over the surrounding area.
This Eiffel tower inspired structure rises above the city and has an observation deck. I didn’t go up, but walking by the tower was cool enough, especially at night when the tower is lit up.
The Skytree, like the tower, has an observation deck with a view of the city. I didn’t have a chance to go here either, but I’ve heard the view is worth it.
The party area of Tokyo! It’s just as good as Ebisu and if you’re up for going out multiple nights, this should definitely make it to your agenda.
I don’t believe you can actually go into the Palace as the Royal family still resides there. It provides good photo ops from the outside though. I would recommend trying to bundle this up in a tour (if you plan to do one in Tokyo), for a quick stop and click.
So, I’m torn about this. On one hand, it is absolute madness and a very weird and fascinating experience. On the other hand, I don’t think I would go for it a second time. It’s an experience that my friend (who lives there and has seen it) could not talk me out of, but after I watched the show I could see why he tried to. I guess you have to see it to get what I’m trying to say, but it’s not the end of the world if you miss it.
Night would be the best time to visit this bridge. With the lights turned on, you will be able to see where the bridge gets its name.
I didn’t get a chance to actually go into the park, but we drove by it on a tour and it looked lovely for an afternoon stroll or picnic – if you are planning on an extended stay in the city.