But, every now and then, I get pulled into some tourism. In this case, a friend from America was visiting, and she's interested in the touristy stuff. I just tagged along, taking pictures because I figured some of my blog readers might find some of it interesting. So, for those of you who find buildings interesting, this one's for you. And for those of you who find other stuff, like food or really cool animals interesting, I slipped some of that in as well.
So let's get started...
These pictures are kinda random... Also, remember that you can click on them to enlarge them quite a lot.
|We were at some temple thing...|
|Tokyo Tower behind it.|
|I think it's one of those purification thingies...? MelJay seems interested in it, lol.|
|This made me laugh. Not because George Bush planted a tree, but because...|
|The tree looks really stunted, lol.|
|Statue of some lady...|
|Another statue. I think this might've been a tombstone, actually.|
|I like this one. It's shiny. I could see myself in it like a mirror, lol.|
|The temple grounds.|
|More shots of the temple grounds.|
|Steps leading up to the temple. Temples should be handicap accessible, don't you think?|
|The people of the world have a lot to say.|
|The people of the world also like to dress up statues and give them pinwheels.|
|They really like to dress up statues.|
|Inside the temple.|
|Some people were attending the service going on in there.|
|Dogs... dogs everywhere... Japan sure loves Shiba Inus.|
And now for some panoramic shots of Tokyo, taken from high up in Tokyo Tower:
|I think that's the temple we were at, lol.|
|Super tasty ramen that we ate out in Hamamatsucho. This picture was taken before I dumped a gallon of pepper in it.|
|Out by the Imperial Grounds.|
|Ditto. And yes, there's a swan in the water. We'll get to him.|
|Chillin' on this bridge, yo. MelJay's the one in the purple coat, lol.|
|You can't enter the Imperial Palace, but you can, uh... go up to it, I guess. They also had a line for people to write down their well-wishes to the emperor, who was having surgery. I shrugged and did it, cuz why not, I guess.|
|How many more pictures of fucking water can I get in here...?|
HEAVY METAL DEMON DUCKS FROM HELL?!!
|Here we see a pond of black and white ducks, gathering for the impending Apocalypse. They seem harmless from a distance, but wait until we get closer.............|
|RUN AWAY, SWAN AND SEAGULL! YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S COMING!!!|
|AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!!!!!!!! DEMON DUCKS WITH YELLOW EYES AND PONYTAILS!!! RUN FOR YOUR FUCKING LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!|
|RUN AWAY, KOI FISH! HE'S COMING RIGHT FOR YOU!!!|
|THEY WANT YOUR SOUL!!! THERE IS NO ESCAPE!!!|
Anyways, we need something lighthearted to end this post with. How about pictures of pretty food? These pictures weren't taken during the tourism activities, but they need to go somewhere, and what better place than here, in the post-victory landscape of our survival of the Heavy Metal Demon Ducks?
|First thing's first... Mexican food. Cuz fuck yeah, weird taco salad/chip thing!|
|Sakura is here!!! I got this sakura cake at a Starbucks!|
|And holy shit, pancakes. Jonathan's has customized pancakes on their menus now, so I made one with strawberry sauce and chocolate sauce, with mixed berries on top. It was amazing!|