Shinjuku

31 May

We went to 新宿 (Shinjuku, Tokyo) yesterday.

Saw the giant Godzilla over the Toho Theater building, went to the 45th floor observation platform in 東京都庁 (Tokyo Government Building) to see the sunset over the city skyline.

And then we went to an 居酒屋 (izakaya restaurant).  While we were there, a big earthquake struck near Tokyo. I’ve experienced numerous earthquakes in Japan over the years…but will always hate them!

When we went home, it took longer than usual because, as we feared, the earthquake caused train delays.

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12 Responses to “Shinjuku”

  1. Musings June 9, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    We’ve been to Japan several times in spring and saw the glorious cherry blossoms. I wish we could do fall someday. We were in Hokkaido last year for the lavender which the tour just missed. It was OK. Mom doesn’t like the cold so winter would not do. I guess spring it is.

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    • tokyo5 June 9, 2015 at 3:51 pm #

      Well, spring is comfortable…not too hot (like in summer) or too cold (like it is in winter).
      How long will you stay? What part(s) of Japan will you visit?

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  2. Musings June 4, 2015 at 1:01 am #

    Thank you for your visit and comment. No, I’ve never heard of Tokyo banana. Sounds intriguing. And yes, we do plan to go to Japan again next year. We’ve been taking mom every two years. This will probably be her last trip. The 8 hour flight is just too hard for her.

    I’m so glad you were all OK with the earthquake. Our friends were there on a tour and really got shaken up.

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    • tokyo5 June 4, 2015 at 8:26 am #

      Tokyo Banana is a Japanese spongecake snack that has become a fairly popular souvenir for (Japanese) people visiting Tokyo.

      Which season will you visit Japan on this upcoming trip?

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      • Musings June 4, 2015 at 3:41 pm #

        We haven’t decided yet, but in past, we’ve usually gone in spring. Fall is our time for the Midwest to visit our kids.

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      • tokyo5 June 4, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

        Spring is comfortable and beautiful.
        What part of Japan will you visit?
        Have you ever been to Hokkaido? If you can stand the cold, the winter Snow Festival up there is quite fun.

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  3. adventurersara June 3, 2015 at 10:20 pm #

    Glad you made it home safely! The views from the government building are wonderful! I wish we had seen the sunset when we went! I missed seeing Godzilla and I will have to put it on my list for next time!

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    • tokyo5 June 3, 2015 at 11:23 pm #

      Thank you. Yeah, the sunset over the city skyline is beautiful!

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  4. ddupre315 June 1, 2015 at 6:46 am #

    Heard about that quake, we just missed it. Sounds like it was a big one. Go Go Godzilla!

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    • tokyo5 June 1, 2015 at 7:26 am #

      Did you just return to Japan from your trip to America?
      How long were you there?
      Yeah, it was a strong earthquake! Earthquakes are the worst of all natural disasters because they strike anytime without warning!

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      • ddupre315 June 1, 2015 at 7:40 am #

        Just for a couple of weeks, we just got home yesterday.

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      • tokyo5 June 1, 2015 at 8:20 am #

        Do you call Japan “home”?
        I do…but I’ve been living here longer than I lived in America, and am staying here.

        Anyways, did you enjoy your trip?

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