Friday, April 24, 2015

Japan {Sumidagawa Cruise}.

From Asakusa we took the Tokyo cruise down the Sumidagawa river.  It is another way to see the Tokyo sky line {you can see part of the famous "golden flame" building in this picture - its the Asahi Beer headquarters, random, I wish I would have gotten a better picture of it}.
Pete waiting in line with uncle Nate.
Tagg and Lauren.
Even though the boat had open windows we didn't get a fantastic view of the city sky line because we weren't sitting right next to the windows.  I didn't take very many pictures.
Pete liked the cruise.  He just chilled and enjoyed the view.
There were a lot of cool bridges each with their own names.
The cruise ended at Hamarikyu 浜離宮恩賜庭園 gardens which is right in the middle of Tokyo.
These two ... 
I especially like Nate's purse ... or as they call it in Japan, a murse {man-purse}.
Cute Tagg liked the freedom to run.
Me, Pete and Lauren
Peonies.
Tagg on uncle Gregg.
The contrast between the tall city buildings, greenery from the gardens and river were pretty.
I liked this tree and ivy.
Again, the contrast between the landscaping and the tall buildings was awesome.
Wisteria - the smell was intense!
The coolest part of the park was this 300 year old pine.
The view from the side of the pine shows how cool it really is.
The tree split in two very early on and the right side is the side that has grown down to the ground and is now supported by bamboo.
The gardens are pretty large, we only walked through a small part.
We said good-bye to Nate who had to run into work for a late night meeting.  Lauren, Gregg, Tagg, Pete and I walked to a nearby bus station and headed home.