Finally! A fellow Do comes to visit our humble abode here in Tokyo. In transit to Vietnam, my sister stopped by for a quick tour. I chose the best spots I could think of for proximity and weather limitations.
We started with the Shiofune Kannon temple in Ome. The winter had a sepia effect on the landscape, but the impressive space and view still mesmerized Tyty. There was shabu shabu, yakiniku, gyoza and, of course, sushi involved. We then took her through downtown Tokyo: Harajuku, Shibuya, Shinjuku and Roppongi. There was an indulgent stop at Burberry on Tyty’s part, but she needed a scarf and we needed shelter from the gusty winter’s eve. The orderly chaos of Tokyo is something I’ve often tried describing to family members, but it’s so hard to express in words. She finally got to experience it for herself. We rounded off the visit with a drive by Mt. Fuji, tried the locally famous hoto soup and introduced her to a traditional Japanese onsen.
It was a “quick-guide to Japan” kind of pitstop, but I got her curious about her kids coming here for the summer. I can’t wait!