Tokyo Skytree is 634 metres high with an observation deck at 350 metres. Construction began in 2008 and finished 2012. There were a few problems with ice falling from the tower and damaging some buildings. This has now been fixed. View from the observation deck gives spectacular views of Tokyo and on a clear day one can see Mt Fuji. If you are brave enough you can stand on a glass floor with views straight down Advertisements
My friend Yaeko took me to the Yoshihiro Kyoto Style shop for a class in Wagashi making. Wagashi is a sweet made using mochi and anko (bean paste). Wagashi is often eaten before having matcha tea. Yaeko and her creations. We laughed so much at our attempts at making these gorgeous sweets. I think we both did very well. It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. Our Sensei showing how it is done.