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  • Trip Report From Asakusa to Disney


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ID:	7367522This time in Japan my main goal with the stay was the cherry blossom bloom.

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    People gather in hords around the blooming trees. They bring food and alcohol.

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    While poeple are busy spending time in the shade of the blooming trees my mind is starting to tell me that it is my oppertunity to go to Disneyland.

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    After having watched about a hundred million flowers for a few days it felt like the time has come to go to Disneyland.






    Last edited by TimmyTimmyTimmy; 04-25-2012, 04:14 PM.

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    I really love Asakusa . Did you try melon-pan there? it's really delicious!
    Sorry for grammar mistakes! I'm not really good in English!

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      I missed that. I tried much but I guess melon-pan will have to wait for my next visit.
      Thanks for the tip!

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        Excellent photos. Looking forward to more. I leave on May 6 for my first visit to Japan. I cannot wait to experience what I have waited a long time to see.

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          Was at Asakusa (for those who don't know, pronounced A-sock-sa) just two weeks ago. Beautiful. Funny to see you so tall among the Japanese, Timmy.

          You should take a few days and go to Kamakura. Great Shinto Shrines and Buddhist Temples there. And far away from the feel of Tokyo.
          Born in a shoebox and making the most of it.

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            Yup, Asakusa is great. I really don't like Tokyo very much (too crowded; way too fast), but Asakusa is one district that I'm somewhat ok with.

            Timmy, hope you got to try some of the "oden" and "tempura" restaurants in the area around Sensoji.

            oh, where (what store) is the good melon pan in Asakusa?

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              Re: From Asakusa to Disney

              great report and pictures, you are giant to the Japanese people!


              :love:Bringing the Love since January 10, 2011:love:
              We were sent over there with the message that only we would defend Disney quality.. We learnt quickly that the Japanese culture speaks to a level of quality that is hard to comprehend. They were all unbelievably skilled and willing to do the right thing.
              Craig Russell -Walt Disney Imagineering

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                Originally posted by nish221 View Post
                oh, where (what store) is the good melon pan in Asakusa?
                The shop's name is " 花月堂 Kagetsudo ", located at the end of the main shopping street , approaching Asakusa Kannon Temple. The soft-cream there is yummy too, there's a lot of flavor to choose!
                Sorry for grammar mistakes! I'm not really good in English!

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                  Originally posted by switttdrfan View Post
                  The shop's name is " 花月堂 Kagetsudo ", located at the end of the main shopping street , approaching Asakusa Kannon Temple. The soft-cream there is yummy too, there's a lot of flavor to choose!
                  Thanks, Switttdrfan!

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                    I stood in front of that store just a few weeks ago, and was second in line to buy the sweet bread, when the guy came out and announced that they were sold out for the day. Double jumbo bummer.
                    Born in a shoebox and making the most of it.

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                      The outside of World Bazaar

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                      This woman is a real Disneyfan. People wait for the parades for hours before the actual parade starts. The same goes for many of the shows in both parks. Japan is populated by some very patient people.

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                      20 minutes before the parade is about to start and all "seats" are taken.



                      This day was a very calm day. The park was not very crowded. The only rides that had much of a wait was "Pooh" and "Monsters". Both had about 50 minutes. The other rides had about 10 minutes wait. The new Phillharmagic and the castle walkthrough had about 15 minutes wait each. Sun and light crowds, what else can a person wish for when in Tokyo Disneyland?

                      Spring in Tokyo Disneyland means "Easter Wonderland"

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                      The park has some nice easter decorations here and there. The main attraction during easter in Tokyo Disneyland is the Easter Wonderland Parade.

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                      This is my favorite parade. I love the music and the way Mickey runs from float to float when it has it showstops. I wish WDW could get a parade like this someday.

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                      Easter eggs

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                      This future is old and with too many patches on the ground.

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                      The castle is as grand as in WDW and then some.

                      The park has two new main attractions, Phillharmagic and Cinderellas Fairy Tale Hall.

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                      My and many others problem with Disneyland here is that some parts of the park look a bit sterile and like Disneyland looked in Annaheim ages ago.

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                      Is this really how a land of fantasy looks? I wish the second gate could influence the first a bit.

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                      Time to eat "wonderland style". The theming here is among the best in Fantasyland.

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                      The food was pretty good, but the portions are far from enough for a big westener as me. This picture shows what I ate and drank. It was about 30 USD I think.

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                      This is my mothers favorite ride in the park. Not mine.

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                      I really wish the stones could move. Why is it that hard for Disney to make all the effects in this ride work?

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                      This is the best Splash Mountain of all. This is one of those rides that is good anywhere but outstanding and a must when in Tokyo. The waiting area is like a real cave in a real mountain. I want to live there someday.


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                      The Electrical Parade in Tokyo is the best nightparade of all. The new additions are superb and almost too good.

                      The day had come to an end. We watched the fireworks from the area around Big Thunder Mountain. They were big enough but way too short. They function as something to look at for while for those who have energy to stick around after the Electrical Parade.

                      We were very tired but managed to squeeze in a few rides the last hour of the parks time open. "Stay to the last moment and ride as much as possible" is my motto. We found some new energy when we saw that almost all rides had no wait at all.

                      We wanted to ride Pirates, but it was being refurbed. I saw boats outside the parks covered on a parkinglot and assumed it was from that ride.


                      Disneyland was great as always. Clean and well kept with alot of attention put into the smallest of details. All of the best things from Disneyland in Annaheim and the Magic Kingdom in Orlando in one big park.
                      But it was only a warm up for what awaited us next.

                      Last edited by TimmyTimmyTimmy; 04-26-2012, 06:54 AM.

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                        • #13
                          Re: From Asakusa to Disney

                          We stayed at Asakusa Ryokan & Hostel Toukaisou -- Cheap and traditional Japanese style hostel in Asakusa,Tokyo

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                            great photos Timmy! Did you visit with your family?


                            :love:Bringing the Love since January 10, 2011:love:
                            We were sent over there with the message that only we would defend Disney quality.. We learnt quickly that the Japanese culture speaks to a level of quality that is hard to comprehend. They were all unbelievably skilled and willing to do the right thing.
                            Craig Russell -Walt Disney Imagineering

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