While we were only there for essentially 2 days, we had an incredible experience and really enjoyed ourselves in Tokyo. It was amazing to see a city of 34 million people. There were certain times of day when you could feel the impact of the magnitude of the population. Like when we were standing in the middle of the Shibuya Crossing, which is Tokyo’s Time Square, where 2.5 million people pass through in one day. Compare that to New York’s Time Square where only 1.6 million people find their way through that intersection in a day. Crazy! Other times, it was quiet as ever tucked into our hotel staring out over the mayhem.
Brooke wrote a great blog about our day spent at the Tsukiji Fish Market with our new friend, Andy, in Tsukiji Fish Market Adventure, so I won’t bore you with my version. Seeing everything through the kids eyes is such a special education. We had the pleasure of a great night at Andy’s restaurant after honing our Ninja warrior techniques. For more on that fun experience, see Brad’s post, The Art of Ninja.
Enjoy these photos and we’ll meet again in Beijing!
Leaving our incredible Kyoto guide, Omri.
Safely made it to Tokyo. We are high above this bustling city.
We got to see our great friend, Bob Kavanaugh while he was here for business.
Tsukiji Fish Market with Andy.
Dinner at Andy’s restaurant
Meiji Temple. It feels like a Central Park in the middle of the Tokyo metropolis.
Kidzania – a very clever idea where kids get to be any occupation they want for a 30-minute period. Brooke and Brayden were car designers at Mitsubishi, then they were locksmiths, though we think they just wanted to scale a wall. Brad and I are trying to figure out how to get this idea to California.