Feb 5, 2012. The clock ticked to 1:00 am so I woke Papa up, told him to get ready and we’ll off to the airport. I had not slept the entire night. I was scared I might not be able to wake up on time, so I just laid on my back, watching the clock, waiting for its signal to start moving.
After an hour, we headed. I was going to Japan! Weeeeeh!!! Would be attending a Bridge Systems Engineering training. It was a generous sponsorship of AOTS, from visa, airfare, some transportation fees and personal allowance, daily meals, a commendable accommodation at Yokohama Kenshuu Center, an extensive training, what else more can you ask for?
My first snow-experience? There! In Tokyo. We were on our way to Google for an office tour that I realized I was already yelling to my colleagues that snow is falling, astonished to experience snow at last!
I could not imagine how amazed I am of Japan. I have roamed around Tokyo and Yokohama’s tourist destinations…the places are just too awesome. I didn’t feel like going home.
THINGS TO DO IN TOKYO
Tokyo Imperial Palace
Located in Chiyoda, the palace is the primary residence of the Emperor of Japan. It was originally known as Edo castle.
Asakusa is one of Tokyo’s districts, where an atmosphere of the Tokyo of past decades survives. Asakusa’s main attraction is Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple. For many centuries, Asakusa used to be Tokyo’s leading entertainment district. However, large parts of Asakusa were destroyed in the air raids of World War Two. And while the area around the rebuilt Sensoji has regained its former popularity after the war, the same cannot be said for Asakusa’s entertainment district.
Odaiba is a popular shopping and entertainment district on a man made island in Tokyo Bay. It originated as a set of small man made fort islands which were built towards the end of the Edo Period to protect Tokyo against possible attacks from the sea. More than a century later, the small islands were joined into larger islands by massive landfills, and Tokyo began a spectacular development project aimed to turn the islands into a futuristic residential and business district.
Roppongi Hills has become a symbol of the Japanese IT industry. At the center of Roppongi Hills stands the 54-storey Mori Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the city which houses the Ferrari Japan, Google Japan, Lenovo, Konami, the Pokemon Company and others.
Google Japan Inc.
You can guest to Google and have a tour in their office when you know someone working in there.
THINGS TO DO IN YOKOHAMA
Minato Mirai 21
It is a seaside urban area which is the central business district of Yokohama .