I have to say the best part about my trip to tokyo was the Ghibli museum.
You are not allowed to take pictures inside the building, but even from outside you can see the attention to detail.
The inside is even more amazing. It tells the history of Ghibli, shows you how animation actually works, displays Hayao Miyazaki’s sketches and drafts of movies and you can even watch a short movie that wasn’t on TV and is not available on DVD. Of course there is a gift shop and a restaurant.
Quick tip: You have to buy tickets beforehand (how to).
The Skytree in Tokyo.
Quick tip: Go by night. It’s not nearly as crowded and the view is still incredible. Also you can buy the tickets in advance which cuts the waiting time short.
Quick tip: When you’re on a train put your phone on silent mode (they call it “manner mode” in Japanese). It will make Japanese people not hate you.
The Shibuya crossing in Tokyo.
Sadly it was raining the whole time on Sunday.
I watched “The Castle in the Sky” yesterday. In Japanese it’s called 天空の城ラピュタ and you pronounce it “Tenkuu no Shiro Rapyuta”. No problem there.
Now, I couldn’t take the first half of the movie seriously, because that place is not called “Rapyuta” but “Laputa”. La Puta. Which - in Spanish - means “the bitch”.
So whenever someone said something like: “Don’t worry. We’re going to find Laputa" I heard: "Dont worry. We’re going to find the bitch”. And I had actual tears in my eyes from laughing so hard.
No smoking inside the Alice In Wonderland restaurant.