My girls and I had a stroll around the Marunouchi area last Sunday and decided to wear something sporty and athletic inspired since the next day was the Japan’s Health and Sports Day. Though its essence is to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to everyone, all we ate and drank that day were not that healthy at all. Ria, Carey and Tina had humongous hamburgers and fries for lunch while I drank an oversized mug of beer which caught me off guarded. Then we had big cups of frapuccinos in the afternoon when we visited Ikspiari in Maihama which is next to Tokyo Disneyland. But I guess all the calories we took in were gone with all the strolling we had the whole day. We walked around the Marunouchi area, Hibiya Park and the Imperial Palace vicinity. There were also bronze statues of famous sports icons along the Babanuki Avenue including my golfer crush Ryo Ishikawa which we all harassed. I know this is the closest I can get to him so I might as well grab it and give him a kiss. LOL! We also had the chance to see the beautiful and newly-renovated Tokyo station. Architecturally speaking, though it was an amazing view, I think it’s quite odd that Japan’s capital train station doesn’t have any trace of Japanese at all. Well, the area itself doesn’t give any hint of culture except for the Imperial Palace. Most of the buildings there are modern while some look very European classic.
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