Watching a Judo Tournament at the Kodakan
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On Thursday, I wasnâ€™t feeling well at all. I had been up all night sick and decided to take it easy this day. Larry kept telling me I was going to get him sick, so I decided to get a face mask and wear it like the locals here do. First we went to a lunch buffet at the hotel. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute at the chocolate fondue bar. We coated bananas, Ă©clairs, and pound cake in chocolate. Larry and I were like two children at the fondue bar.
Then we walked to the pharmacy where I got cold medicine (recommended by the receptionist at the concierge desk) and a pack of face masks. I took my medicine and put on my face mask and off we went to the Kodokan, the International Judo Center. Larry was so excited to visit this place since he practices Judo himself and has been doing so since he was a young boy.
We took the train to the Kodokan, which is near the Tokyo Dome (sort of like the Baltimore Arena in Tokyo). It wasnâ€™t very far, just a few stops away by train.
On our way there, Larry noted that all he needed to do was get me to wear my black flip flops with my white socks, and then with my face mask and all, Iâ€™d really look like a local.
The Judo museum was empty. There was only one family there (a French family). We walked around quietly and learned about Judo. Larry commented on everything he read and saw.
After the judo tournament, we decided to go back to the hotel to relax. It was a low key day for us.