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Sightseeing Recommendations

by K Scott HUNTLEY -
Number of replies: 6

Hello,

Tomorrow I'll arrive in Japan, and while I should spend some time preparing for my presentations, I do have some time in Tokyo before and after the Moot.

As a visitor to Japan, I was hoping for some recommendations for sightseeing while I'm there, either in Tokyo or in Utsunomiya/Tochigi. Is there anything that I would be a fool to miss? I do hope to get to the Tokyo Skytree tomorrow before making my way to Utsunomiya.

I'm looking forward to catching up with old friends and meeting new friends.

Best regards,

Scott

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Re: Sightseeing Recommendations

by John C. HERBERT -

May I ask which airport and what time you arrive?

Tomorrow, I arrive at Haneda Airport at 3:10pm myself, and I will meet a few Moodle Moot participants in Tokyo shortly thereafter.

But, we are not sightseeing on Thursday.

John

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by K Scott HUNTLEY -

Hello John,

I arrived this morning to Haneda on an overnight flight from Sydney. I'm in Tokyo now, and catching up with some work at a cafe while waiting for the Tokyo Skytree to open smile.

Looking forward to catching up with you at the Moot.

Scott

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Re: Sightseeing Recommendations

by Atsuko HASEGAWA -

Good evening, Mr. Huntley.

 

You are lucky because it will be sunny and warm tomorrow.

 In Tokyo area, I definitely recommend that you visit Asakusa.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3004.html

Asakusa area is not far from the Tokyo Skytree.

http://www.tokyo-skytree.jp/en/access/

It’s also a good idea to take the Water Bus if you have a time.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3042.html

I hope you have a lot of fun in Tokyo.

 

Warm regards,

Atsuko Hasegawa

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by K Scott HUNTLEY -

Good morning, Mr.Hasegawa.

It's good to be in Japan and in Tokyo, and although I acknowledge the weather isn't too cold, I wouldn't call it warm. Not that I am complaining, it has been a very hot summer in Sydney, Australia so far. It's nice to escape the heat!

Thank you for your suggestion, I think I will visit Asakusa today.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Moot,

Scott

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by Don HINKELMAN -

Scott!  Welcome back. Glad you can make it.  I am not in Tokyo tomorrow, but I love and recommend the Meiji Shrine.  A majestic woods in the middle of the big city.  Guess the hundreds-year-old trees escaped the bombing. Biggest shrine in Japan I believe.  If you go there, throw a 5-yen coin into the donation box and pray for a happy, healthy, productive MoodleMoot.

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Re: Sightseeing Recommendations

by K Scott HUNTLEY -

Hi Don, good to hear from you.

I shall try to find this Meiji Shrine to try to bring some good fortune to the Moot. I did enjoy the tour of the temples and shrines in Kyoto two years ago, so this sounds like it might be interesting.

I'm looking forward to catching up!

Scott