Good Morning Tokyo!

Tokyo

This beautiful view is what greeted me in the morning! I have lucked out with my room location the last few hotels with the great secenery from my window!

This is Day 6 in the Land of the Rising Sun starting off with a walk and a bus ride to the Tokyo Sky Tree.

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and of course there was always some beauty to discover along the way!

SkyTree

“Tokyo Skytree (東京スカイツリー Tōkyō Sukaitsurī) is a broadcasting, restaurant, and observation tower in Sumida,Tokyo, Japan. It became the tallest structure in Japan in 2010 and reached its full height of 634.0 metres (2,080 ft) in March 2011, making it the tallest tower in the world, displacing the Canton Tower,and the second tallest structure in the world after the Burj Khalifa (829.8 m/2,722 ft).”

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Just a bit of smog in Tokyo! Reminded me of when I first moved to Los Angeles in the early 80′s.

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It was still an amazing view!

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It was quite the ride up to the top!

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Back down on the ground now!

SkyTreeOrnament

Does this look familiar? Well its the Sky Tree! I asked Kathy Schenkel if she had any Japan or Tokyo travel rounds and she said no, but I will come up with something. So this is what she sent me! Granted the sky tree is not red, but I love it anyway and I thank you Kathy! Pat is going to be here next week and we are going to pull threads and beads together…but I think that this could be a walk through the stash project.

Aquarium Aquarium1

Next up was a visit to the Sumida Aquarium since it was located in the Tokyo Sky Tree Town. A nice relaxing hour to chill…and we had worked up quite a hunger so it was time for lunch! Some of the group opted for McDonald’s (not to say that I didn’t enjoy McD’s a time or two when I was there!) but at least half of us went into the noodle house.

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Watching our lunch being cooked!

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I was most fascinated with this noodle cooker (center left)…

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Notice the steam? and the different levels of the baskets? I was mesmerized watching it. There were timers on each basket that would raise it when finished!

Lunch

and here was my lunch! Very enjoyable indeed… next up was a choice of Cold Stone

ColdStone

and these young ladies were quite entertaining as they would sing for us!

Gelato Gelato1

or gelato!

Now if this wasn’t enough for the day…we are now off to Asakusa to celebrate Sanja Matsuri. And that is for the next post as I have so many pictures to sort through!

and for now, I will say…sayonara

 

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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

4 thoughts on “Good Morning Tokyo!

  1. I believe the Kathy Schenkel canvas is Tokyo Tower. I went there and it is red and white. Sky Tree hadn’t opened yet, just being newly constructed.

  2. this is SO interesting for me since I am an avid traveler. thank you, thank you Vicky for putting this on your blog. I keep re-reading it over and over and the pictures are stunning. Can’t wait to see your Tokyo needlepoint stitched and beaded.

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