Fri 1 Jun 12
I am happy to arrive in Tokyo because I know that a lot of adventure awaits me, but I am also upset because I know that this is my last stop on my trip around the world and I have to go home soon. I arrived in Tokyo late, so I just went straight to my hotel to rest. I stayed at the Ours In hotel, the best value hotel in Tokyo. The hotel was $71 a night, or $284 for all four nights. The hotel was located in the middle of the city and had very good sightseeing. The hotel is spacious, as far as hotel rooms go, and it w as clean, the staff was nice and had internet and a fridge.
The first thing I did in Japan was go to the Tokyo Metropolis Government Office. This is one of the tallest buildings in Tokyo and has one of the best views of the city. The view is just amazing; you can see the whole city from the building. I thought that the city was amazing when I was on ground, but from the building, the city looked ten times more amazing then what I initially thought.
The next thing that I did was go to a baseball game. I heard so much about the culture that surrounds the game in Tokyo, I wanted to see for myself. The game took place in Meiji Jingu Stadium in Tokyo. The energy was just amazing, you would not believe that you were half way around the world, it seemed like we were in the united states watching a Yankees game. The home team, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows won, and everyone got even more excited! After a while, I had to leave because all the craziness was just too much for me, but I am glad that I got to experience such a phenomenal game!
The next day I went to the Imperial palace, the residence of the current imperial family. It is unfortunate that you are not allowed to enter the palace, but you can see from the outside what an impressive palace it is. it is enormous and there is a lot to see, even though you’re not allowed inside. After visiting the palace, I went to the east gardens of the palace. The east garden is filled with many different flowers and trees, it is so beautiful. There are so many different types of plant life to see that you can spend a lot of time there without getting bored.
On my last day in Japan, I went to the Edo-Tokyo museum, a fascinating museum displaying artifacts and architecture from Tokyo’s past. The museum tells the story of Tokyo’s history through these artifacts. There is so much to see, from ancient times to modern times. There is also a large section about World War II, which I found very interesting. There is so much that you can learn from this museum, it is simply amazing how much knowledge you can gain from just walking around the museum.
total cost: $284