日本での一年間

July 31, 2008

Hanging out at Roppongi Hills

Filed under: Tokyo places — myyearinjapan @ 11:02 pm

I went to Roppongi Hills today. It’s a complex of buildings meant to be a city unto itself. You’re supposed to be able to work, live, and play there. It has residential sections, offices of several companies, a big mall, a movie theatre, an art museum, an observatory and an aquarium in the sky.
Roppongi Hills English website
(For those of you who know Chicago, it’s similar to Marina city)

Mori Tower at Roppongi Hills

Mori Tower at Roppongi Hills

This building encloses the long escalator to the subway
This building encloses the long escalator to the subway
Tokyo as seen from the observation deck looking south

Tokyo as seen from the observation deck looking south

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July 30, 2008

First Couple of Days

Filed under: Tokyo places, Yamanote-Sen — myyearinjapan @ 1:29 pm

Yesterday, I tried to make a post on the blog, but for some reason, it did not work. I thought I had uploaded it correctly, but I guess I did something wrong… Oh well, I’m trying again today.

Now, without further ado, today’s photos:

Reflection on sunglasses

Reflection on sunglasses

Reflection off of sunglasses I noticed while we were walking around Shinjuku.

room assignment form for the dorm

room assignment form for the dorm

I liked the room assignment form I filled out today. They asked if we have problems with numbers, such as 4 (an unlucky number in Japan) or 13. And they ask if we have phobia of higher floors. I appreciate their consideration.

It exists!

It exists!

I’ve heard of the square watermelons they grow in Japan to make them more space efficent, but this was the first time I’d seen a watermelon cube.

July 28, 2008

Arrival in Japan

Filed under: Uncategorized — myyearinjapan @ 1:47 pm

I got to Japan today. My program was supposed to have someone at the airport to meet everyone as they came in, but they apparently decided not to provide this service and did not inform us. I managed to make it from the airport to my lodgings on my own anyway.

Sorry, but no picture for today because my camera cable is in my big bag which I shipped from the airport to my address and won’t receive it until tomorrow.

Tomorrow I take a language placement test. It’s 4 or 5 hours long…sounds tiring.

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