|You can find them on Trip Advisor|
|retaining wall with lovely flowers|
|Hasegawa Green Building|
We went way up and enjoyed great views of the city. There was so much to see. In one place there was a glass window in the floor and Mary laid down and took a selfie, so I took a photo of her taking a selfie. It is the best. She is so pretty! We had a great time and relaxed at the diner way up there, I had a Coke and she got something evil; ice cream or something. Then, we were on our way out and guess what?! they had a gift shop. Who knew? Mary bought some bling for our zipper pulls. Then there were other shops, that apparently were not the official gift shop for The Tower, as they only took cash. So, Mary could not get the awesome Hello Kitty samurai shoulder bag and chop sticks. We needed our cash for the subway and we were both relatively low on yen.
|Mary and her compact yellow umbrella|
|Mary's waffles with slabs of butter and fancy ice cream|
I stopped and took a train video at a busy intersection, while Mary shivered in her sleeveless t-shirt. It had stopped raining. She says it's called a tank top, but I think not. Here is my train video: train crossing in downtown.
We walked passed the hat shop, where I noticed they had taken the "Happy Birthday" hats in, likely due to the earlier down pour. While having a delightful time eating GF food, we decided to catch the train to the Sky Tree Tower. When we got to the end of the purple Z line, there was actually signage directing us to the Sky Tree. We took several escalators up (following the crowd) into a mall/shopping area that walked through to a large outdoor court yard decked with rows of fish wind socks flying in the breeze and picnic tables. These fish had the flags of different countries on them. Mary found the Greek one! Photo of it is in the sidebar - - ->
|Sky Tree Tower, Tokyo|
|you can see the shadow of the tower in the photo|
We went into the Hello Kitty Store, but they did not have the cutemous chop sticks or samurai Hello Kitty shoulder bag. We left Hello Kitty empty handed. Mary found more bling in another shop, and this shop also had more cat bags! Oh, the torture! I did buy me one cat bag. Soooo cute! There was one store that had bandanas folded around cubes to make animal shapes, and one with just knives, and one with chop sticks, fans, and wonderful small animals shaped in stone and glass. Mary was looking for a jacket or sweat shirt. She found a jacket, but the price was 22000 yen, meaning $220.00. We left there in a hurry. Then she found a one-size-fits-all hoody jacket, that she tried on with the help of a young lady there. It has one button that holds the front closed. It looked perfect on her and cost $18.00. She calls it her Jedi cloak. Then we rode the Z line and changed to the G line, then when we changed to the H line, the machine took our tickets! We had to each buy another ticket to go just two stops on the H line.
We came out at the exit nearest our hotel, which we did not do when we arrived here yesterday. Mary said we would need to cross the river. I said, "Look, there is the foot bridge and the shrine we can see from our hotel window." So, we did not cross the river, but turned around and turned the corner and proceed on to our hotel. We rested a bit, then went down to eat. There was a Denny's on the 2nd floor of the Akihabara Washington Hotel.
Denny's does not have the same menu as in the USA. I got the 100 percent beef burger, with no bun. It came with a bed of onions, some potato wedges, and a cooked green vegetable. They did not understand 'ketchup', but it was delicious just the same. It was furnished with higher quality tables and chairs than in the US. We went back to our room and got in our jammies, and watched "Hudsucker Proxy." Lights out around 11:40 p.m.