We started our 6th day in Tokyo by taking a guided tour of the Imperial Palace. It was a free tour of the grounds, we just had to get approval beforehand and we did this by applying on the website.
We were given English audio guides and the Japanese tour guide would shout out “Engrish audio guideo, number __!!” to tell you to listen to whatever audio track that corresponded to where we were in the tour. It was awesome.
We managed to get a picture with these sumo wrestlers, or sumos in training, I duno! HAHAH oh man I used my ‘Point-and-speak’ and pointed to the ‘Can we take a picture’ diagram. He gave a weird look and just said “hai…?”(yes?) and after some embarrassing camera difficulties this is the result! I still feel silly for asking them, they must have thought we were some weirdo tourists! lol
This is our dinner for the day! We tried the tempura from the restaurant ‘Aoi-Marushin‘ in Asakusa. It is the largest tempura restaurant in Tokyo, it was pretty good and extremely filling. The tempura batter and taste was a bit different than what we were all usually used to though.
In the marketplace I spotted these! I wasn’t supposed to take a picture as you can see with the sign there but I just had to sneak one! Uhhhhmm… what are these things?! Crazy booby jello treats?! wtf!? hahaha!
Here are some traditional Japanese souvenirs that I bought from Asakusa:
We got to the temple and got our fortunes! Here’s Cass shaking up the thing with fortune sticks inside. Whatever numbered stick that comes out of the tiny hole is what fortune you get! You find the drawer with your number on it and take your paper fortune.
We went into this store called AsoBitCity and inside was a bunch of gamer/anime stuff, but on one of the floors I saw these pullip dolls! Normally I’m extremely creeped out by dolls, and actually the majority of these dolls here look quite creepy, but I simply fell in love with this one:
Her name is Maretti and I think she’s so adorable. I love her pink hair and her dress is the cutest! She has the moon in her eyes too :3 She’s still in her box in these pics so they’re not the best photos of her but I’ll probably take better pictures of her later! ^.^
Time to call it a day! These freakishly long posts directly reflect the extremely long days we had while we were there. So jam packed of fun times! Ahhh, off we go back to our hotel and resting for our last full day in Japan.. *tear* Next post (possibly last post of Japan) will be our day trip to Nikko!