Who wants the same weather every day? How boring... We got the "interesting" version - a rainy Wednesday. But we decided to walk to Asakusa anyway, because it's relatively close to the hotel - meaning it only took us an hour :-)
But hey, we got to see something of the area, like this river, one of several in Tokyo.
Every season decoration...
We arrived at the temple gate!
Pagoda next to the temple, only for "registered believers"!
Looking dow from the temple.
There's a little park on the side with more shrines and little temples.
Three towers - the one on the left is Skytree, our next goal.
Friendly gate keeper...
Those temples are all very nice but just not as much fun as they would be without rain.
This had to happen.
Of course I bought something, although not this kimono clad plush Kitty.
We bought our tickets and took an elevator that took us up to the 350th floor in less than a minute. Ouch, my ears!
But what a view! And yes, Tokyo is so huge that you can't see an end of the city to either side - and that's not just because of the cloudy weather!
I looked it up: there are over 13 million people living here...
There's a "space-time navigation" to explain things.
The view actually got better as night fell and the city lights came on.
Actually, we went up even higher! Floor 450 had the ultimate view and is so high it was kind of surreal.
And I made Kathryn dance with my for my vacation video:
Another look down doring our stop on floor 350.
Tower inspired art - showing different aspects of Skytree with Japanese concepts.
And then Halloween caught up with me, and I got swallowed by a pumpkin!
After this, Kathryn had to go and teach a dance class while Oli and me continued exploring the shops and restaurants.
Special chestnut edition crêpe and ice cream!
Overview of a tiny part of the food department
With all this sugar in our blood we were ready to go buy new clothes and actually found various new pieces to pack into our half empty suitcases :-)
On our way to the subway station - looking back up to were we were!