Friday, 21 February 2014

Things to do in Tokyo-Part 3

 Tokyo is a big city and you need to have a fair number of days to travel this diverse city.We were lucky enough to get to travel a lot of this city.

  The Japanese term "Bosozoku" refers to a specific Japanese phenomenon of teenage bike gangs. These gangs are based in Japan’s major metropolises, such as Osaka and Tokyo, where they gather every weekend for mass rallies of bikers in thousands.
We spotted them around the Tokyo tower on a Saturday at around 7PM!!

 Bōsōzoku are known to modify their motorcycles in peculiar and often showy ways.These are huge bikes which usually consists of an average Japanese road bike that seems to be a combination of an American chopper style bike and a British café racer, for example: over-sized fairings like those found on café racers, raised handle bars.There will be stickers or flags depicting the gang's symbol or logo. We saw the guys riding the bikes and the girls sitting at the back.It was a sight to see these bikes as they passed by us.

Uno Zoo-
The zoo is famous for the animals but other than that,the way seems to be covered with sakura in the cherry blossom season.The place gets covered with beautiful pink flowers and is a breath taking sight.Well there were no sakuras when we visited Tokyo but the zoo has Pandas and that was a good enough reason to visit the zoo.
 There were a number of birds and animals which we had never seen in India so we were like kids reading the names and admiring them.

 The zoo is huge and crowded during weekends.Almost all possible animals are there in the zoo.

We had a fun filled day at Yokohama.There were a whole lot of rides and games.
-3degrees Celsius

 A ride in the bullet train-


Enjoying the ride
 Imperial Palace-
Tokyo Imperial Palace is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda area of Tokyo close to Tokyo Station and contains several buildings including the main palace, the private residences of the imperial family, an archive, museum and administrative offices.

The inner grounds of the palace are generally not open to the public. Only on January 2 (New Year's Greeting) and December 23 (Emperor's Birthday), visitors are able to enter the inner palace grounds and see the members of the Imperial Family,
The Imperial Palace East Gardens are open to the public throughout the year except on Mondays, Fridays and special occasions.