Monday, April 30, 2012

Discover Japan Part 7 || Asakusa, Odaiba Waterfront

Today is the last day of our Japan Trip.. Today we focused more on souvenirs shopping.. already made plans with Mr. David..

the landmark of Asakusa

We checked out late in the morning..I think its around 11 o'clock.. The 1st place we went to Asakusa.. According to Mr. David.. this is THE place to shop for souvenirs.. and according to him we should not worry if we didn't get enough souvenirs.. As the shop at the airport would sell the same thing with the same price..

people walking\around looking for souvenirs

one of the alley
sakura already gone

Asakusa is a district in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan, most famous for the Sensō-ji, a Buddhist temple dedicated to the bodhisattva Kannon. There are several other temples in Asakusa, as well as various festivals. Asakusa is on the north-east fringe of central Tokyo, at the eastern end of the Ginza subway line, approximately one mile east of the major Ueno railway/subway interchange. It is central to the area colloquially referred to as Shitamachi, which literally means "low city," referring to the low elevation of this old part of Tokyo, on the banks of the Sumida River. As the name suggests, the area has a more traditionally Japanese atmosphere than some other neighborhoods in Tokyo do.
I did get a couple of things to give to family, friends and collegues.. but it is quite expensive compared to souvenirs from other countries..

Palette Town, Odaiba 
one of the colourful Tokyo eye
in the mall
water fountain
sky-light ceiling
a fair being held
can't remember the dolls' name

Then we went to Odaiba Waterfront.. it is a combination of malls at the waterfront area.. But nothing of our interest.. so we just hang out and walk around the mall.. but we didn't get anything..
Odaiba is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Japan, across the Rainbow Bridge from central Tokyo. It was initially built for defensive purposes in the 1850s, dramatically expanded during the late 20th century as a seaport district, and has developed since the 1990s as a major commercial, residential and leisure area. Odaiba, along with Minato Mirai 21 in Yokohama, are two of the only places in the Greater Tokyo Metropolitan area where the seashore is accessible, and not blocked by industry and harbor areas.

at the aquadecks

Then it was already time to go to Narita fro our flight home.. Happy times do fly expressly.. But the day was a dissapointing one.. I mean it's quite of a dissapointing way to end the perfect holiday.. Have to plan better next trip.. hehehehee...

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