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2015/06/07 Japan 2015 Day 6: Toshimaen, Korakuen and Tokyo Dome City, and Nagomi Dinner
π 2015-06-07 00:00 in Japan, Japan2015, Trips

We started the day by enjoying the great view we had from our room just on top of Tokyo Station. We could see all trains go by and part of the imperial palace gardens:






Normally, Toshimaen is not somewhere a tourist would go. One of the online reviews say "the land that time forgot", and that's accurate :) but my dad worked there 2 years in a row for a combined 5 months some 30 years ago, and we went back there so that he could see what it looked like after so many years.

It's indeed a small park with so-so rides, but great for small kids, and it's reasonably cheap considering:

the train my dad used to take to get to Ikebukuro and see Tokyo
the train my dad used to take to get to Ikebukuro and see Tokyo



this is the boat ride of death my dad had been so scared in :)
this is the boat ride of death my dad had been so scared in :)

nice little BBQ lunch
nice little BBQ lunch

petting zoo
petting zoo



One interesting thing was that the park had made an event to attract cos players, so we got see some:




Next, we went to Korakuen:








And the adjacent Tokyo Dome City:







It was then time to go to our Nagomi dinner, where a very nice Japanese couple invited us for dinner and chatting. The wife had studied in France, so she was happy to speak French with my dad, and the husband was able to speak English with me:



It was a great evening, thanks to our gracious hosts.


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