Mrs. S., Mrs. Bag-O and I took a girls trip to Tokyo one Tuesday night in July. It is extremely hard to get rooms at the DOD hotel in Tokyo (the New Sanno) so we had to go mid-week!
We spent our first day touring Sensoji Temple in Asakusa ...
Tokyo Skytree from Asakusa
The main gate into the temple grounds ...
The main gate opens into a shopping street which leads up to the main temple entrance ...
Main gate into the temple
Me, Mrs. Bag-O and Mrs. S.
The main temple building
Getting our fortunes
Mrs. Bag-O had a bad fortune so she tied it to the wires and left it at the shrine
Looking out over the temple grounds from the top of the temple steps
Five tiered pagoda
Another shot of the main shopping street on our way out
After we saw the temple, we headed over to Harajuku to visit 246 Commons and make a stop at one of my favorite places ... Garrett's Popcorn!
and ribbon fries ... YUM!
We had dinner that night at Cicada which I highly recommend next time you are in Tokyo! Great food and very reasonable prices for the city. Unfortunately, I did not take any photos!
It was raining the next morning and everything we wanted to do was outside, so we decided to get a Starbucks and find this cupcake shop we'd read about before heading back to Atsugi.
My cute little package of cupcakes
and my Garrett's popcorn.
It was fun to get out of Atsugi for the night and I checked Sensoji Temple off my Japan Bucket List!