With its reputation as Japan's largest city and the world's largest and most densely populated metropolitan area, traveling in Tokyo seem daunting to me in the first place. Imagine traveling around Tokyo with a 7 month old baby hanging on my shoulder while hubby is carrying heavy bag-pack full with our stuffs, tough job isn't it?. Nevertheless it didn't stopped us from enjoying the 1-day-city tour and sightseeing in Tokyo.
(1) Shinagawa Station
We started off the tour at Shinagawa Station (品川駅, shinagawa-eki)which is is the first major station south of Tokyo Station and is a major interchange for trains operated by JR East, JR Central and Keikyu. This station is a large yard complex consisting of Shinagawa Carriage Sidings, Shinagawa Locomotive Depot, and Tamachi Depot.
We took a bus from this station by buying a one-day-economy-pass which offers unlimited use of the bus within 23 wards of Tokyo for one day. If you are planning for sight-seeing around the city then I strongly suggested you to get this ticket and travel by bus. We decided to travel with bus as we will have the chance to cuci mata and on top of all that is it is convenient compared to traveling with the super-packed subway and train in Tokyo. Despite its slower access, we have nothing to complain sebab kami dapat duduk dan rehat dengan selesa dalam bas hohoho.
(2) Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Tower is a famous Japanese and Tokyo icon and landmark. I'm pretty sure you have seen this famous building through many Japanese films and anime. Tokyo Tower is modeled after the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. It is situated in Minato-ku, Tokyo with a height of 333 meters tall making it the world's highest self-supporting iron tower.
(noticed anything funny in this pic?. masa hubby snap gambar I ada lampu nyala kat tower, masa I snap gambar hubby..takde lampu pulak hohoho)
The first floor houses an aquarium, home to 50,000 fish, the third floor is a wax museum and an attraction called the Mysterious Walking Zone, and the fourth floor a Trick Art Gallery. There are also two observatory floors, the main observatory (at 150 m) and the so-called "special observatory" (at 250 m); both afford a spectacular 360 degree view of Tokyo and, if the weather is clear, Mt. Fuji.
(3) Tokyo Tower Wax Museum
(a pose with Ho Chin Minh: a seasoned revolutionary and passionate nationalist)
*slide-show wax museum in Paris, June 2006*
(4) Guinness World Record Museum, Tokyo
World records recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records are introduced in this Museum with more than 400 life-size figures,photo panels,and memorabilia for the enjoyment of both adults and children can see,experience and learn about the wonderful,unusual,and interesting records that are authenticated by the Guinness Book. Hubby took the chance to pose with the figure of "the world's shortest person" *baby SN is even taller than her* while I pose with the figure of "the worlds tallest person" *aiyooo, tinggi giler, I sampai pusat dia je*.
(5) Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo
The Rainbow Bridge is a suspension bridge over the Tokyo Port, located on the northernmost part of Tokyo Bay, connecting the Shibaura Wharf and the new waterfront development area, known as Odaiba in Minato-ku ward. This new symbol of the bayside Tokyo, completed in 1993, is 570m (1870 ft.) in length. It is also possible to walk across the bridge at times when the walkway is open. My first impression when looking at the bridge is that it surely look alike with the Golden Gate Bridge in San Fransisco.
The towers supporting the bridge are white in color, designed to harmonize with the skyline of central Tokyo seen from Odaiba. There are lamps placed on the wires supporting the bridge, which are illuminated into three different colors, red, white and green every night, using the solar energy obtained during the day.
(6) Statue of Liberty, Tokyo
You might have seen this Japan Statue of Liberty if you've watched the Jap-drama entitled "With Love" starring Takenouchi Yutaka and Tanaka Misato which is a big-hit drama back in the year 2000 *masa ni I kat matrix, beria tengok dgn kawan2, siap hafal skrip lagi eheh*.
This statue is actually a replica of the US Statue of Liberty which has came to Odaiba (お台場) which is a large artificial island in Tokyo Bay. Odaiba is a popular shopping and sightseeing destination for tourists. Unfortunately, when it was about time for us to pose with the Statue of Liberty..the camera went out of battery. Cehhh, letih I sengih2 tunggu hubby snap gambar I. We took picture with the camera phone but the quality was bad, so I just googled the pic of this Japan's Statue of Liberty.
Pssssttt : I've read in Japan Times Online that Air Asia X will launch new route from KL - Japan (Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka) probably by Jun 2010. So, kumpul duit dari sekarang, nanti bila route tu dah bukak cepat2 tempah tiket occay!.