Last week was the last exam week for me in Tokodai. After my examinations, really wanted to go out somewhere to refresh my mind after having been at dormitory or campus and lab the whole time. Contrary to my YSEP friend , who does not like to go out very much, really like to go out somewhere, just go out somewhere, don’t really like to stay in a place for a long time continuously. So, on February 13th 2010, we ( ) went to Asakusa (浅草), Ueno (上野), and then Akihabara (秋葉原). At first we didn’t know where to go, but because wanted to go to Akihabara to buy PSP, so we decided to go to Akihabara. Because Akihabara and Asakusa is near, and had never gone to Asakusa, so we also decided to go to Asakusa. Ueno is located near Akihabara and Asakusa, so we went there too. 😀
It was a very cold winter day, because it was raining on that day. And according to the weather forecast, there would be a little bit snow on that day. Although it was cold, we still went out on that day.
First we visited Asakusa. Because according to the weather forecast, it would be colder after 12 o’clock, we went to Asakusa which was an outdoor tourism spot first at about 10 am. We didn’t buy anything there, we just visited the Kaminarimon and also BANDAI and took some pictures.
From Asakusa we went to Ueno. In Ueno we visited National Museum of Nature and Science (国立科学博物館). This museum had some alliance program with universities, so Tokyo Tech students could enter the museum for free. We only showed our student id card at the ticket locket and then we were given ticket to get into the museum.
In the museum, the first thing we saw was a pendulum to prove rotation of earth. Then we went into the Theater 360. It was a 360° theater with approximately 8 minutes movies shown. The movie that was shown when we got in there was “The Changing Earth and its Mantle: Earth’s Amazing Interior”. (If I’m not mistaken. The movie was in Japanese, so I’m just guessing the title from its website)
There were many kinds of exhibition in the museum. Generally the museum can be divided into two parts, Japan gallery and global gallery. There were exhibitions of nature of Japanese islands, organisms of the Japanese islands, Japanese people, etc in the Japan gallery. While in the Global Gallery there were exhibitions of animals of the earth, progress in science and technology, the evolution of life, etc.
In the Japan gallery, at the exhibitions of Japanese people from the old time to present time, we ( ) even became part of the exhibition by being the present human being in the show case. 😀
We also visited exploration space where there were a lot of miscellaneous stuff. There were magic mirror, magic bottle, unbreakable arch, weird mirror which made people look short and fat, etc.
When it was nearly 5 pm, when the museum was about to close, we headed out to Akihabara. In Akihabara we went into several shops, got her camera case, but could not find the PSP he wanted. Then we went home because we were already tired and felt very cold at that time. Moreover, we still had plans to go out for Chinese New Year the next day.