I got to Japan a day earlier than Kelly so that I could spend some time with family members. It was a pleasant coincidence that my mother, aunt, and cousin would all be in Tokyo at the same time (my mother was on her annual trip to Japan, and she usually doesn’t even go to Tokyo). My cousin’s kids both attend college in Tokyo, so I got to see them, too!
We started out the day with breakfast at Tully’s Coffee. It’s a lot like Tully’s in the US, except you can get soup and sandwiches for breakfast.
My cousin’s daughter, Noriko, attends a fashion design school in Shinjuku. Her sewing skills are really amazing! Here she is, along with my mother and my aunt, who is modeling a fur neck thing Noriko had to make for school:
We spent the day in the Odaiba district of Tokyo. I guess it’s kind of some weird touristy spot. Here’s my mother and my cousin’s son, Kota, at shopping center Aquacity:
We also went to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation, which was really interesting. Too bad we were all too beat to get very involved in any of the exhibits! Kota attends the Tokyo Institute of Technology, so he probably understood everything in the museum. One cool thing they had were these recliner benches where you could presumably look up and see planets and constellations and such. I think most people were just resting, though!
Here are my mother and aunt again. They are like two peas in a pod!