The marvelous Tokyo Trick Art Museum is an interactive gallery of optical illusions that you can pose with to take photos that play tricks on your eyes. Two-dimensional paintings appear 3D, and the results range from impressive to hilarious.The museum is filled with fun, comprised of various themes, including the “Edo Area". We had a blast! I would definitely recommend stopping by if in Odaiba.
AKEMASHITE OMEDETO GOZAIMASU (Happy New Years) Our first trip of 2018 was a visit to the Imperial Palace to greet Japanese Royalty, called Ippan Sanga. This was a rare opportunity to see them directly. After standing in line for roughly 2 hours, we finally got to see Emperor Akihito. The 83-year-old will officially retire on 30 April 2019 in the first abdication by a Japanese emperor for 200 years. Due to this, there were 126,000 people in the massive crowd. We were surrounde
Odaiba is one of the most popular shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo. Built on reclaimed land dating back to the Edo Period, this impressive shopping complex consists of several shopping malls, theme parks and museums. One area, PALETTE TOWN, offers colorful attractions including Mega Web, a large-scale multimedia car amusement/exhibition center; and Venus Fort, a European-style theme amusement/shopping town for ladies that includes 50 outlet shops. Enjoy a ride on
FUN FACTS: --Yokohama Chinatown is Japan's largest Chinatown, located in central Yokohama. --A large number of Chinese stores and restaurants can be found in the narrow and colorful streets of Chinatown. Various events and festivals such as Chinese New Year around the beginning of February are also held at Chinatown. --Four colorful gates stand at the entrances to Chinatown, and five more gates can be found within. --The Kanteibyo is a gaudily colored temple in the center of
FUN FACTS: -- Yamashita Park is a public park that stretches about 750 meters along Yokohama's waterfront. -- Yamashita Park was constructed after the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. -- The park includes a grass field, a rose garden, the "Little Girl With Red Shoes On" statue, the "Guardian of Water" statue which is a gift from San Diego, a sister city of Yokohama, and the "Kamome no Suihei-san (Seagull Sailor)" song monument, water stairs and a stage. -- The former cargo and