7.6.19

Day 6 was a simple day of travel. It’s a 3 hour ride on the Shinkansen from Osaka to Tokyo. Today, I felt more confident and comfortable making such long trips across Japan, even making quick detours on subway lines and stations to destinations. On my way, I was greeted briefly by a special cloudy resident of Japan. Today turned out to be a day of rest and recuperation. I made one stop before retiring to my room for a needed nap. Later in the early evening I went on a brief shopping run in Asakusa.

Mt Fuji

My list of Godzilla 1954 places is growing steadily complete. This afternoon I made a brief stop at the National Diet Building, which Godzilla, Kong, and Mothra have wrecked over the years. The Diet is a beautiful structure making for an iconic scene.

Japan National Diet BuildingJapan National Diet Building

Asakusa is a favorite tourist spot and going there confirmed it. Tourist were everywhere creating a buzz late into the afternoon and early evening. There was a special Godzilla something that I’ve been wanting for a long time. After some internet research and quick look through the shops there, I found it! It’s not identical to the film prop but it’s a close enough representation. I will share what it is later. It wasn’t expensive but it will be a challenge to get it home. I may have to ship it.

Tokyo Sky TreeAsakusa