Another fast-paced program today which included visiting
the Edo-Tokyo Museum, Toyota Megaweb, and the Sensoji Temple
The museum contained an interesting collection of architectural
and cultural artifacts and recreations from the Edo and Tokyo
periods. The visit provided a valuable insight into how people
lived and interacted with the environment.
Megaweb was a fascinating Toyota showcase. The showrooms
are set on 24,000 square meters (78,740 sq. feet) of land,
and since its inception five years ago, 35 million people
have visited the site.
The Sensoji Temple in Asakusa was interesting, but alas--
the opportunity to browse the shops straddling the pathway
took precedence. A wide range of tourist trinkets, local sweets
and crafts were available and this was in start contrast to
the sophisticated center of Ginza. I am sure we all left Asakusa
with lighter wallets.