Saturday, October 14, 2006
I've waxed lyrical about Tokyo before on the blog and last weekend I took my kind of yearly trip eastwards.
I stayed in Shinjuku this time due to the arrival of my friends lovely baby girl some 10 months ago. Old business hotel which ironically had more room than any others I've ever stayed in. Enough room to swing a guinea pig. If they had tails.
Anyway, did all the usual drinking, catching up stuff AND went to Odaiba. I suppose it's really a bit of a naff out of town (reclaimed land in Tokyo bay) entertainment development but, has the advantages of, the Fuji TV building (pictured), superb views of Tokyo (also pictured) and the scariest Haunted house in the whole wide world (too scared to picture it).
I've never been so terrified in all my life. Me and my friend crept round this tiny little attraction clutching a torch and each other, shouting at the top of our voices when the horrible, horrible little child ghost came running round a corner or behind us. Before we went in they showed us a set of rules which we scoffed at. 'Don't attack the ghost'? Haha, very funny.....until we were in there and I wanted to smash the torch on her creepy creepy little head. We said a lot of rude words, very very loudly, and when we emerged back into the showa themed shopping centre, sweating with hearts thumping, a little crowd of people had gathered to watch us come out, 'Kowakatta?' (was it scary?).
We had to sit down and gather our thoughts for 5 minutes. And noone believes us. If you are ever in Decks in Odaiba, try it out and let me know if it really is that bad. Or am I really pathetic?