Monday, October 27, 2008

Travel Day

We didn't have much time for sightseeing today.  We traveled back to Tokyo by train from Iida.  My new hotel room has a view of Mt. Fuji.  This is the best picture I could get this morning.  Hopefully as the sky clears, I will have a better view.

The busiest intersection in Japan.

We ate at Outback.  After eating Japanese food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this was an exciting find!  Most of the people eating here were Americans.  There was no wait to get in. 
I don't think I have ever waited less than 45 minutes for a table.  
Not in Japan!  
I ate a big juicy hamburger, french fries, and a Bloomin' Onion.  YUM!

No Becca, I did not buy you anything in Claire's.  
I just took this picture.

Chu-ken Hachiko (means the faithful dog Hachiko) was born in 1923 and brought to Tokyo in 1924.  His owner was a profesor at the Imperial University.  They would walk to the train station when he left for work.  Then the professor would find his dog patiently waiting when he returned to the train station.  This routine continued until one day in 1925, when the professor died while at work.  The bond was so strong between the dog and owner, so the dog continued to wait each day at the Shibuya station for his friend.  He continued to do this for 10 years.  In 1935 Hachiko died at the train station, waiting for his master.  The people who passed the dog each day were so touched by his story, they created a statue in 1934.


Anonymous said...

Awesome pictures. I cant believe you found an outback. Yummy, I would have had the kings cut prime rib. 16 oz of pure heaven. The picture of Mt Fuji is pretty awesome. I hope it clears out so you can get a better picture.
Love ya
Kevin M