Local Time in Nippon (Japan)

The local time is

New Year's News

New Year's News

I have been sick since before Xmas, I have stayed home for almost two week. I am getting better and I hope to be better in time for work.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Break... the saga starts

Sorry for the lack of posts. Juan's cousin, Frank, came for a 2 week visit over winter vacation and we were super busy the entire time. So I plan to back blog over the next couple of days to let you know all the touristy things we did while he was here.

The day after Frank arrived we went to the #1 tourist attraction in Tokyo... Asakusa! After that we took the train to Ueno Park, even though everything was closed do to a national holiday. Then, we walked through the black market streets of Otemachi and then continued to walk to and though out Akihabara. Pretty much... we decided to eat and walk our way though out the east side of Tokyo. Here's a couple of highlight pictures from the day.

Juan and Frank watch the manju (sweet red bean cakes) being made.
Even though it's a national holiday, Nakamise Dori is packed with poeple.
Juan and Frank are enjoying a corn on the cob and a hot cup of Amezake (sweet sake drink), which Frank went gaga over.
Here's something you don't see everyday. Two Santa Clauses with blonde wigs and driving a convertible near Asakusa station.
Pagoda in Ueno park.
Pachinko! Pachinko!!
The most random sign I saw in Akihabara. It is so strange. I love it.
We ran into some illuminations. Oooooo AAAWWWww.

It's nighttime, and it's cold, but the nerdy streets of Akihabara or Akiba for those in the know are still packed with shoppers.

No comments: