Day 6: Sensoji Temple, Odaiba, Tokyo Dome City, Akihabara, Tokyo Disney Resort

Day 6

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Today will be our last tour day of Japan, and this is my last entry for this Japan saga. We have the scheduled morning visit to Sensoji Temple, Odaiba, Tokyo Dome, and the late afternoon to visit Tokyo Disney Resort.

Today is like obligatory tourist destinations day!

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Sensoji Temple can be accessed via the Asakusa Train station. Upon exiting, go to the direction where you exited. After about 20 steps, you’ll reach the entrance of the temple with the iconic Kaminarimon or Thunder Gate with a huge hanging red paper lantern.

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Classic Japanese uniform

Classic Japanese uniform

walkway to the Temple grounds

walkway to the Temple grounds

Temple facade

the 2nd temple gate

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Five-storied Pagoda

Five-storied Pagoda

After the temple grounds, we immediately boarded the train, and transferred to the Yurikamome line to Odaiba. I only had two destinations in Odaiba, the view of the Rainbow Bridge and the Statue of Liberty, and if possible, the life size Gundam. Thank goodness they’re closely knit in one station (Daiba) so it was very convenient to go to and return. One of the reasons why I want to see this place was because a part of Itazura na Kiss was shot here. I will share that in my future posts!

Rainbow Bridge and replica of Statue of Liberty

Rainbow Bridge and replica of Statue of Liberty

Aqua City

Aqua City

Gundam at Diver City!

Gundam at Diver City!

We were running late for our 12nn appointment with Ashley at Tokyo Dome so we did the best we can to reach her.

Tokyo Dome City

Tokyo Dome City

I couldn’t skip Tokyo Dome because all major concerts of Arashi and TVXQ (with all 5 members) happened here. I can’t NOT take a commemorative photo!

Tokyo Dome!

Tokyo Dome!

I was still in search of the three-barrel iron that I saw at Bic in Akasaka-Mitsuke so we took our chance and dropped by Akihabara district. The place was just as I imagined, packed with electronics and gadgets and what-not.

We arrived at dusk at Tokyo Disneyland’s gate. My tip: from the train station, don’t walk too far as the monorail for DisneyLand, Resort and the hotel is just close by, about 50m. But in the throng of people, I still got the direction wrong. HAHA.

 

Mickey handles

Mickey handles

Anyway, we went directly to Tokyo Disney Resort. While Karla queued for the Fantasmic, I explored the place for the Ladies’ room. HEHE.

Venetian area

Venetian area

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Nice throng of people

Nice throng of people

Getting thicker

Getting thicker

Woody!

Woody!

Anyway, I was really only there to see the shows, so Karla was really disappointed when we weren’t able to see any parade, nor take rides. However, we were able to watch one stage with Goofy!

Goofy...?!

Goofy…?!

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After the last fireworks display, we decided to shop for souvenirs and head home. It was really freezing I was already not in a very good shape. But Disney is supposed to be the happiest place on Earth so I had to channel my energy to that.

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