On this rainy day, remnants of the typhoon, we decided to visit Tokyo’s largest and oldest museum, the Tokyo National Museum, to learn more about Japanese culture. The exhibits were a great mix of ancient (35000 BC) to recent artifacts, including shogun armor and calligraphy. The museum is located by beautiful Ueno Park.
The museum’s official mascot is this clay figurine, one of the earliest pieces of Japanese art ever discovered. At first this piece freaked Jennifer out but then she grew to love it. 😳
After lunch, we headed to the Tokyo Metropolitan Building for some great views of Tokyo as it stands today. That’s me all the way at the bottom! It took us 55 seconds to get all the way to the 45th observation floor! The best part, it was free!!🏢🏢