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Tokyo-A Dog's Life with Scarlett Johansson

Yesterday, rather then going to the central part of Tokyo once again-I took a walking tour given by the, hostel in the area where the hostel is located. We took a roughly 20 minute walk to a temple called Nishiari Daishi temple. The temple was beautiful, with a pond in front with large fish. The tour guide from the hostel didn't seem to know that much. i went with roughly 15-20 others from the hostel.

Right by the temple, we sampled traditional rice treats and Japanese candies, which we're pretty good.


Everyone else walked back to the hostel, I guess. i decided to explore the area where I haven't spent much time in. The area is pretty nice, mainly with shops, restaurants and various stores. I spent time walking around, and in a large shopping mall, where i took a nap, and went to a pet store, where there was a sign on a dog cage not to stick your finger in (in Japanese)-and it was right-a dog lightly bit my finger. (just lightly-no blood). i also saw a movie theater at the mall. Posters announced a new Wes Anderson film, with, you got it-the starts from Lost In Translation reunited again-Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson-in a film called Isle of Dogs.


After a few hours walking around, I came back to the hostel. I then got on the metro to the Tokyo Skytree tower, which is only about 20 minutes away. After a short line-i went up to the top of the tower. In line, I found a Scarlett Johansson look-a-like right in front of me-another strange coincidence.


I walked around the top of the tower. Although it was cloudy out, I did witness the sunset, which was beautiful over the city. After spending about 1 1/2 hours watching the sunset, I went to the adjoining cafeteria, which had a long thin place to eat watching the view, and had a beer and some nuts (this dinner cost around $10.00-expensive for a beer and very few nuts). I found a seat next to Scarlett Johansson-who wasn't very friendly. But here I was watching the view of Tokyo with Scarlett Johansson-just like Bill Murray. No kareoke this time-just me, Scarlett, Tokyo, my overpriced beer and tiny bowl of nuts.


i then took the metro back to the hostel-did some work on the computer, and feel asleep.

Posted by DavidPearlman 13:14 Archived in Japan

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