After that Mitch took me to the electronic district where we walked around and also talked to the sales girls on the street, who dress in small maids dresses and try to get men to come into their restaurants. Once the men are inside, the girls sit at the table and just talk to them (it’s very expensive- like rated G porn). Haha. That night we went out for Keannan’s 10th birthday; it was a very enjoyable evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Silong took me to an awesome park with really old trees, right in the middle of Tokyo! I got to taste tea as well, it was great!!
Additionally we went to some shrines just outside Tokyo. They were so beautiful and definitely my favorites in all of Japan. Then we had lunch at a Hawaiian restaurant on the beach! We headed home because the boys were due back from school, and that night Mr. Silong took me to Tokyo’s version of Times Square, where I crossed the busiest intersection in the world. Then we had dinner and went to some bars with his friends. It was such a good time and the thing I appreciated most was how they treated me with respect and as an actual adult as opposed to a college student who knows nothing about life or the world. I appreciated it more than I think they realized.
Families will dedicate these small Buddas to their children who have passed on, or who are “special.” There were hundreds!
In a cave- hundreds of Buddas!
The busiest intersection in the world- it’s like this every 30 seconds!
A glimpse of Times Square- Tokyo style
That afternoon we took a long stroll through a different part of Tokyo, and ended up at a very famous shrine called Menji Shrine.
Me in front of Menji Shrine
It was Saturday so the boys were off school, which was nice. We went to the center of Tokyo and up a few free observatory towers so I could get some pictures of Tokyo. Then we went to a Brazilian festival located in the same area as yesterday; it was a full afternoon!! We had dinner at an awesome Isakia, where you got to deep fry your own food, and then Mitch and I went out for drinks. Again it was a late night.
I can’t thank the Silong family enough for my time in Tokyo. It was beyond anything I had ever expected or deserved, but I appreciate it more than they could ever know. It is a vacation I will never forget.