Thursday 21 June 2007

Odaiba sidetrack

I'm not always training...

Mizuho and I always visit Venus Fort in Odaiba when in Tokyo in March, however it was our first chance to go together! So just to side track a bit, here are some pictures of us chilling out!

Venus Fort, is a Venice-themed shopping mall containing many exclusive fashion boutiques. A major feature of the complex is the curved 'sky painted' ceiling, with the special lights creating a sunset, every thirty minutes or so. There are marble fountains along all the shop fronts, mimicking the classical buildings of Venice. Bottom line, the place is cool! And of course, Odaiba has heaps of other attractions, which I always enjoy in Tokyo. So here are some directions if you ever land in Tokyo! The most common way to reach Odaiba is by taking the Yurikamome Line from Shinbashi, which is just a few stops from Tokyo Station, on the Yamanote Line. But, now you can get there with transferring directly from Shinjuku by taking the newer Rinkai Line. For those with cars, there is the Rainbow Bridge which connects to the main part of Tokyo.
OK,OK I am getting the karate jitters, it must be time to get back into the dojo!
© André Bertel, Japan 2007

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