Yesterday we visited the technology museum or tried to because turns out it's closed on Tuesdays. Shame; I so wanted to play with robots. We took Miss Pink to Joypolis a couple of blocks away as a consolation prize. Joypolis is NO JOY for parents or pockets; think Luna Park (or Coney Island) on acid, given a nightclub make-over. Strobe lights, shrieking vendors, blaring teen-pop music and add that to the indoor roller coaster and it's screaming passengers. Just take three Paracetamol and tick that one off the list - forever.
We did manage to get in some grow-up sightseeing- taking in the Imperial Palace and a good wander around the streets of central Tokyo which is not exactly what I expected.
What did I expect?
Something like New York's Times Square full of noise and neons, and it's actually more mid-town Manhattan sort of Lexington and Maddisson-ish.
The super- hi-tech toilets should have given it away- the sparkling subways surely do - you are even given a disposable bag to put over you head when you're trying on a sweater!.
These Japanese are major Neat- Freaks!
Speaking of which; I have some laundry to do..