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We got back to the hostel around 730 am, one of my roommates also came back, he said he just left the nightclub.  He had a good time for sure then.  I slept for 2 and a half hours before I woke up, took a shower to get rid of the cigarette smoke on me.  I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do today.  The only thing left in the itinerary that I haven’t’ seen is Odaiba.  I arrived at Shimbashi station and bought the one day pass  for 800 yen, which will allow me to ride the Yurikamome train to Odaiba.  The train is fully computer controlled, no conductor inside the train to operate it.
Rainbow Bridge with Tokyo Tower in the back.
  The train ride took me across the Rainbow Bridge for some amazing views of the harbor, but for the best views, I wish I would have done this, is to stand in front or the very back of the train.  First stop is Palette town.  This area consists of the giant ferris wheel, a shopping mall center with many different shops and restaurants, the Mega Web, which showcases Toyota’s latest vehicles.  I went inside this shopping mall complex across the Mega Web, which looked like an old traditional European town with artificial sky lighting and clouds.  It reminded me of the shopping malls inside the Las Vegas hotels and casinos, such as Paris, New York, and Caesar’s Palace.  I ate my lunch inside one of the restaurants, and had ice cream for dessert.  I hopped back on the Yurikamome line and got off at Museum of Maritime Science, I didn’t go inside, but decided to walk onwards to find the lady statue of Liberty replica, and the view of the Rainbow bridge behind it.
Replica statue of Liberty.

The first thing I did was take the escalator up the Fuji TV building before looking at the view of Rainbow bridge.  It was a scenic view as usual when I got to the statue of liberty replica and the bridge.   I could see Tokyo Tower and the surrounding skyscrapers behind.  They also had a boat cruise along the harbor, which I didn’t go in since it was still bright outside.  I figure the best time to take the cruise was at night when the city lights go up.  I personally didn’t want to wait 3 hours for nightfall to come.  I left the Odaiba area and went back to the hostel to relax for a bit.  I wasn’t feeling my usually upbeat self, the adrenaline and the excitement was almost gone, and the thought of going back to my hometown didn’t help alleviate these symptoms I was experiencing.
Last night, walking around Shinjuku.
  In other words I was really sad that  it was almost over.  I went out later that night to visit walk around Shibuya and Shinjuku again.  I had dinner at Shinjuku and retired back to the hostel.  I said to myself I’ll  wake up early so I can go back to eat at one of the sushi restaurants in Tsukiji, but the next day arrived, and I couldn’t force myself to get out of bed.  By the time I woke up, it was 730 am.
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Rainbow Bridge with Tokyo Tower in…
Rainbow Bridge with Tokyo Tower i…
Replica statue of Liberty.
Replica statue of Liberty.
Last night, walking around Shinjuk…
Last night, walking around Shinju…
Escalator down Fuji TV building.
Escalator down Fuji TV building.
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