Things to do in Tokyo... when it rains!
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Apr 7, 2009 1:20 PM Last Post By: tarotreader3
Apr 5, 2009 5:34 AM
Things to do in Tokyo... when it rains!Heavy rain is forecast for the next two days in Tokyo so I am looking at sights and activities that will keep me dry. I am aware of some of the museums and art galleries and I have already done a fair bit of shopping in Roppongi and Akihabara but I am looking for other suggestions. I thought about maybe getting a shiatsu massage, since I am aching all over from several days of endless walking.
Anyone have any better ideas?
Apr 5, 2009 6:23 AM
1I have a Tokyo architectural tour posted on my blog. It might be of some use for both rainy and sunny days. It is pretty comprehensive and touches on great architecture all around the city. It was originally written by Tom Henneghan who is a professor of architecture at Tokyo University (I think). I updated it last summer. There is also an architecture guide to Kanai on the site.
- Lucas Gray
Apr 5, 2009 10:10 AM
2Why not try the Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center ? It is a center where you can experience an earthquake, use a virtual fire extinguishing, try to escape from an apartment full of smoke and watch a 3D-movie about a big earthquake in Tokyo. Since Japan is always associated in our minds with earthquakes, I think this is a very interesting - and free - way to learn more about them! Plus. located close to Ikebukuro station on the Yamanote line, access is pretty easy.
Apr 5, 2009 11:14 PM
3Are you sure OP? Latest forecast shows less than 20% chance of rain in Tokyo for the next 7 days. Perfect for more cherry blossom viewing. yay!
Edited by: Megchick
Apr 6, 2009 2:19 AM
4i know what you mean. tokyo in the rain is terrible - awnings never made it big in japan.
half a day can easily be burned at high intensity inside 109 in shibuya or the department stores round shinjuku station. stock up on coffee. no need to buy, just space out on japanese girls mondo fashion.
a shiatsu massage will only kill an hour or so - but a sento or onsen can (often including shiatsu) can consume half a day. a couple of tequilas or chu his and a few hours soak and a sleep on the tatami works for a zillion business people and will work for you.
otherwise, do what everyone else does and get an umbrella. killing time enjoyably is easier in tokyo than anywhere on earth.
Apr 6, 2009 5:53 AM
5You're correct Megchick, it didn't rain. That will be the last time I use the BBC website for weather forecasts!
However the answers here will still be useful, it's bound to rain at some stage during the next few weeks. Afterall I arrived in Tokyo last Wednesday and enjoyed the the thunder and lightning during the evening.
Thanks for the help.
Apr 7, 2009 1:20 PM
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