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Lets hit the beach

sunny

Thought i`d check out the Tokyo bay and Odaiba area today, the latter being a sort of man made island juttin out of the bay, this involved a fun trip on the driverless monorail over the huge rainbow bridge. On Odaiba they have the usual things, man made beach (next to dirty Tokyo bay water, gross, its like the Thames) a huge ferris wheel, hotels, a gizzilion shopping malls and Toyota expo, showing all their latest cars etc, oh yeah and a Statue of Liberty replica.
As the Toyota expo was free I wondered around that and the history of cars garage, all fun and frolicks, went on a driverless car which was cool, apparently something we can expect to use in the future (Claire may be of use to you?!)
Odaiba was strangely peaceful, hardly any people around, has a nature reserve of sorts and was a good break from hectic city centre, excellent view of skyline shrouded in a haze.....however it was really sunny that day, awesome, I have a bit of colour!
Decided to wonder into the huge pet store in the mall, I know England has banished the selling of anything bigger than rabbits in petshops but here they still sell miniture dogs/puppies, they all seem well looked after, reckon they could challenge Paris Hilton here with the range of doggy clothes, I kid you not, you can dress your pooch up as Winnie, Tigger and Piglet! They also had a cake bakery, selling pooch cupcakes and birthday cakes, evidently dogs here read English as they had "Happy Birthday" written on them!
Met Yuka again in the evening, also saw the Mitsui HQ, good to know where the bods are that used to pay me, also have pics for you MERMites....coming soon.
Learned something today, Nippon is Japan (in Japanese) huh, who knew, how dumb am I!

OH and the most exciting thing here....They have WICKED the musical, so wish I had found out sooner, would love to see it especially as it is most likely in Japanese, the Glinda and Elphaba in the poster are defo Japanese, awesome!

Posted by kennedy84 18:54

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