2010
Apr 
11

Imperial Palace and Rollercoasters

Filed under: General — Barbarella @ 11:32  

Went to a sunday flea market near Yurakucho Station this morning.  Got a few bits and pieces there, including a nice “hippy” bag and a purple top, that I can actually *wear* back in Lanzarote… what annoys me about clothes shopping, is that when you live on a tropical island, all those nice long sleeved tops and coats and fluffy jackets are really a taboo for you. Same goes for boots. :( So I always have to shop “light”, otherwise I will never wear things in our Lanzarote heat.

Anyways, on to the Imperial Palace, which wasn´t very exciting really, but walking around the Imperial Palace Gardens was quite nice and it got so hot, I ended up wearing just my t-shirt (must have been way above 20C), and I even got a slight sunburn on the back of my neck! The Tokyo Marathon was on this weekend too and a lot of the runners must have got really annoyed trying to struggle their way past the tourists. 😉

Here are some pics of the Imperial Palace Gardens (nice, Zen ones):

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Me and the big bad city! 😉

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Next stop was Tokyo Dome City.  There are some of the best rollercoasters in the World, and I got a 5-ride ticket, which I thought would just do the trick really. The “Thunder Dolphin” (that´s the big one you can see in the pics, and video below) was fantastic, oh did I scream, or what, hehe.  The “Tower Hacker” was a nice rush too – this one drops you from a height of 80m.  The third one was a 4D ride called “Tokyo Panic Cruise”, and the fourth one (and last one, because I lost my ticket after that!) I went on was the “Linear Gale”, where you got your feet dangling, and go
off at high speed up into the sky and then get dropped backwards… oh
it´s hard to explain…. but that one was excellent too. Like I said, I lost my ticket – I found it again at the bottom of my bag when I got home, so I might go back on the “Thunder Dolphin” again tomorrow (and will try and sneak my mobile phone in so I can video the ride), as I am going shopping in around that area anyway. 

Ok, some more pics now and then I´m gonna lie down (aching all over again with the fibro/RA pain, as usual, but I´m glad I am able to do *some* things at least).

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Oh, and this *giggles* – some of the translations here are hilarious.

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If I were you, I never leave the toilet again! You could have some serious fun with that!
Beautifull pics btw, is this Palace in the middle of skyscrapers? And from what is the Hard translated? Or should it be Die Hard? Haha

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Anneke @ 11/04/2010 20:33

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Hi Barbarella,

Have a real nice birthday in Tokyo! I am a great fan of your blog so keep up the good work! Treat yourself to lots of niceties that come with birthdays so I can join the party on your blog.
All the best and have fun!
Brian

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Brian @ 11/04/2010 21:57

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@Anneke no, the palace is not amongst the skyscrapers, but on the edge of the Imperial Palace Gardens – it´s just the angle I took the picture from… :)

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Barbarella @ 16/04/2010 08:25

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