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Japan Diaries: Tokyo Skytree

Hey there! Today I wanted to share a few photos from our trip to Tokyo Skytree, before that Fun Facts: The height of the TOKYO SKYTREE was originally specified at approximately 610m in the original project. However, it was planned from the beginning to be the world’s tallest free-standing broadcasting tower. After careful discussion and research on high-rise buildings that are being built around the world, it was finally decided on 634m, to become the tallest free-standing broadcasting tower in the world. Skytree Website TOKYO SKYTREE was recognized by the Guinness World Records Company on November 17, 2011 as the tallest tower in the world. What it’s like inside?  TEMBO DECK (350 m)” is covered in huge 5 meter-high glass for a 360-degree all-round view, allowing visitors to see from the foot of the SKYTREE up to 70 kilometres away in the distance. The “TOKYO SKYTREE TEMBO GALLERIA (450 m)” will take you from the “floor 445” to SKYTREE’s highest “floor 450” via a glass tube. Skytree Website Overall experience, if you’re going there at …

Japan Diaries: St Patricks Day (Tokyo)

That time I went to a St Patricks Day parade in Tokyo! A few snaps from the day. Found it quite endearing there was some Japanese influences in the mix too! Overall I am really glad I went. Had an awesome time catching up with a friend and being part of this occasion, HOWEVER it was probably one of the shortest parades I’ve been to. I think it lasted about 30 / 40 mins before it went a little quiet and the dancing stopped. Which was a little disappointing as on the website it said it would be around 3 hours of fun. One of the highlights aside from the dancing and costumes, was finding this GUINNESS stand. What parades have you been to (and where)? Share in the comments! Have a lovely day ahead.

Charmed,St Patricks Day

As it is just around the corner (tomorrow) I’ve been trying to find ideas to make it a fun and not too expensive affair. If you’re wanting to do the same, read on, BUT  first, who was St Patrick? Saint Patrick is the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland. St Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Most of what is known about him comes from his two works; the Confessio, a spiritual autobiography, and his Epistola, a denunciation of British mistreatment of Irish Christians – How was it celebrated in the past? Traditionally people celebrated by attending mass, thinking about the legacy of St Patrick and later commemorated with a meal. Nowadays, people either celebrate by dressing up and going on EPIC pub crawls. I did a few back at University (I miss those days) OR if you’re lucky enough to be in Dublin, by attending the annual Festival Parade. If staying at home away from the noise is more up your street, then why not try these Irish inspired deliciousness: …

Pokémon Centre, Catch ‘Em All

Apologise for the title but it had to be done! After our Sunshine Aquarium visit (post here) we briefly stopped by the Pokémon Centre, which is also based in Sunshine City in Ikebukuro (Tokyo). I must admit I haven’t been a huge fan of Pokémon since it stopped being about trading cards with friends on the school playground, or rushing home to watch …. ahh the good old days. This doesn’t mean that I’m against the direction it’s taken, I just preferred trading cards. Any way, I managed to snap a few pics from the centre. Overall we did have a good time, and it was nice to see Pikachu take on many forms!