On friday morning we decided to head out to Odaiba on the monorail. Odaiba is a rather strange area, consisting of reclaimed land that is still rather undeveloped in some areas, and over developed in others, with offices, apartments and shopping centres. It also has a beach, and a small version of the Statue of Liberty! The nice thing is that the monorail snakes up, around and over the Rainbow Bridge and allows for stunning views of Tokyo Bay. We were lucky to have wonderful sunny weather and it was nice to be out in the open with views over Tokyo.
After the wrestling, we headed to the Imperial Palace to view the cherry blossom - a rather famous place to do it and always packed with blossom viewers. Despite the heaving masses, it really was stunning and lovely to see people rowing on the moat and settling down for blossom picnics wherever they could find a space.
That evening we had friends round for dinner and then we all trotted down to the Meguro river near where we live. The blossom trees run the length of the river and were at their juicy best. There were parties going on everywhere you looked, as well as food vendors and drink vendors touting their wares.