Turns out that Mickey is bilingual! He speaks Japanese in that universally-known, high-pitched voice of his. :) The signs around the park were in both Japanese and English, but most of the Disney songs I heard were in English. Interesting.
However, there are rides in the park that have nothing to do with water whatsoever. For example, the Tower of Terror...
This robot was in Odaiba, an artificial island known for its technology and futuristic buildings. I'd never been to that part of Tokyo before. Afterwards, we went to a nearby mall and a cheeseburger place where I ate a burger so huge, I could barely fit my mouth around it. What a treat!
Overall, it was a very fun weekend, but not at all relaxing since we were constantly on the move. Plus, we did the night bus thing -- which is an absolutely amaaazing experience, ahem, (just ask my visitors in June!) -- but it's really not the best way to get a decent night's sleep. Especially when you have a nightmare about a serial killer who's on a night bus! I almost woke up screaming, which definitely could have been very bad. Anyway, the bus we rode was different because it had these face-cover things (I'm not sure what to call them), but I have a picture to show you...
Ha! Doesn't it look like he's sitting under a hair dryer at the beauty salon!? All Jarlath needs are some hair curlers and a magazine. :)
So far this week I've been busy taking care of visa renewal and driver's license stuff. I already took the written test to get a Japanese driver's license, and I have to go back to the driving center in Morioka again tomorrow to take an extremely difficult (no joke) driving skills test.
Wish me luck!