Tokyo Sights – The Wonders of Odaiba
So after our visit to Harajuku, we made our way down to Odaiba (お台場). Knowing that there’s a ferris wheel there, we decided to head over there later since, well, usually ferris wheel looks prettier at night isn’t it? (´゜ω゜):;*
After buying our Yurikamome one-day pass at Shimbashi station, we headed to the train to get some good window seats so as to admire the lovely view as the train move towards Odaiba. Odaiba is actually a pretty interesting place to visit. It seems like one of those futuristic places that we have seen in movies. Or I should probably say, it seems like the futuristic place I have seen in the movie 20th Century Boys. Hehe. ∩^ω^∩
One of the reasons to visiting Odaiba, besides the ferris wheel, was to visit the Fuji TV Tower~! Well, who doesn’t want to catch a glimpse of celebrities when you have the chance though sadly, we didn’t see any. (｡í _ ì｡)
An interesting replica of The Statue of Liberty. And then it’s time to head over to visit Fuji TV~! ♥
The many posters we saw lining the walls, including one movie by one of my favourite actresses, Shinohara Ryoko in Unfair 2~! (♡∀♡)ﾉｼ
I didn’t even know there’s an Unfair 2 until I saw this poster. Of ‘cos until now, I have still yet to watch the movie. URGH! *slaps self for forgetting*
Sadly while touring the place, there was no recording on that day so we didn’t get to see any set-ups. (╥╭╮╥ )
So I can only take photos of some props of variety shows and movies. The only consolation was I was able to take some photos of the clothes and props used in Unfair 2.
Lovely looking Shinohara Ryoko-san~! (´v｀o)♡
The ferris wheel located at Palette Town~! Photos I captured subsequently when I went there for a ride was totally sad bunnies so this is the only one I can show. Hahaha! For those interested in UFO catchers, they have loads of that in the building located beside the ferris wheel, which I have no idea which building is that. And we sure had so much fun trying to catch as many as we can! (人´∀｀)
And here’s a view of the Rainbow Bridge that connects Odaiba to Tokyo. Photo was captured while still inside Fuji TV Tower.
I personally think that the Fuji TV Tower was really nothing much unless you can catch some live recording going on or with some luck, some celebrities, otherwise it was just another place to clock an achievement. Hehe. ٩(๑´0`๑)۶
So off we headed out of the Fuji TV Tower and started walking around aimlessly, probably. I don’t really remember much of what happened but we ended up at the DECKS Tokyo Beach shopping center. Walking around aimlessly again as we visited every shops, all selling various interesting things from toys to celebrities items and many more. Then we came by this interesting shop that sells these colored boxes. Apparently each box contains a prize in them, which can be small items such as hair clips and clocks to lucky large items such as lamps and electronics. It’s interesting ‘cos everyone was shaking and weighing the boxes before proceeding to the counter to open them up. Haha! Well, out of the three boxes we got, there was on with hair clips and handphone pouch, one with a digital clock (which is still being used in our house at this moment) and we got a lucky item, a LAMP! Yah, a lamp. I don’t even know why we need it but we brought it back anyway. Waste of luggage space! Haha! (´-_-｀)ばか。♡
Then we came upon this Takoyaki Museum at the top level of the shopping center, beside a haunted house. It’s not exactly a museum where you will see takoyaki from the olden days. It’s more like a takoyaki street where there are a few stores selling takoyaki. (｀。・3・。)っ
It was pretty tough choosing a store since there were quite a few so we decided to go with one that seems reasonably popular. As usual, orders are done through the vending machine before proceeding to the collection point. I love this vending machine ordering system! So fun~! (*- -*)♡
Takoyaki of different flavours~! ٩(๑´0`๑)۶
Some lovely night scenes we saw from the shopping center. Got to love the colorful and brightly-led boats!
Before I end this dis-jointed blog entry of my re-collection of our trip to Odaiba, here’s an omasake for you! Sunset in Odaiba. (ت)♥