Sunday, November 8, 2009

All Blacks in TOKYO 2009!

We stayed in Shin Okubo, which is one stop from Shinjuku Station. It couldn`t have been further away though. All the staff in our hotel were Korean and on the streets and in the restaurants you heard a mixture of the two languages. KOREATOWN BABY! We ate Korean Gimbap among other things. I love this stuff!

We also went to Tokyo Disneyland. This place is a MADHOUSE - even on a Friday (October the 30th). However since we went through the gates when they opened at 9am, I figured we had to stay until they booted us out at 10pm - gotta get our money`s worth! Pretty tired the next day though...

Had to make the trek to Tokyo Tower before the game on Saturday to see the giant rugby ball promoting the 2011 Rugby World Cup back in New Zealand. Loving it!

How often do you see the All Blacks perform the haka to the Wallabies before a Bledisloe Cup match in Tokyo?! AWESOME! Especially since NZ won. And the fact that most Japanese rugby fans seem to be All Black supporters. Final score 32-19.

Lastly a bit of culture. We headed down to Kamakura on the Sunday to do some temple touring. Being the weekend, it wasn`t actually that peaceful though... This was at Tokei-ji Temple.

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