I woke up feeling really crummy today. But I decided to head to Odaiba anyway. (Bad idea.)
I should have had a clue when I was feeling wonky riding the subway… but I didn’t. I pressed on.
The longer I rode the Oedo Line, the worse I felt. I had to ride for 15-20 minutes with the wheels screeching all the time, even in the straight stretches. The sound just went right through my ears and into my brain, making me dizzy. I kept on going to Odaiba, though, because sometimes I’m more stubborn than smart.
I changed to the Kamome monorail at Shinsaibashi:
You can kind of see the station here:
Odaiba is weird. It’s totally different from the rest of Tokyo. It’s got a lot of empty space in between these giant buildings. It just feels… odd. Now I get why it’s seen the way it’s seen– as something sort of artificial. (Well, it IS a man-made island, but still…) It has the feel of a large corporate office park. Sort of like Las Colinas, TX, in case you’ve ever been there.
Anyway, I rode the monorail to Ariake, to check out the Panasonic building:
Then I walked to Tokyo Big Sight (a very large exhibition complex)
Saw a saw sculpture in front:
Then came back to the hotel. I had planned on doing a bunch of stuff there, but I was just feeling lousy.
I’ve been lying down in my room all day for the most part. I guess it was a case of just pushing myself too hard or something. Anyway, I should feel better by tomorrow. My plans for Monday are going to be severely scaled back. I don’t want to make it worse.
My mission will be accomplished if I can make it to Akihabara and get my goods. Anything else after that is gravy.
Besides, I plan on coming back here, so I need to leave some stuff on the plate, you know?
On the upside, I’m glad my hotel room is so nice. It’s made feeling like poo a lot more bearable.
Guess I should go hunt down dinner now.