Easter Sunday in Tokyo

Easter isn’t something that I usually celebrate. Our kids are growing up and hunting eggs doesn’t happen. In the past we have given them a few board games or video games. No hunt this year- this year we are in Tokyo.

The beautiful pastels and Sakura have made for a wonderful Easter Weekend/ Spring Break. So we enjoyed a Ruby KitKat today in lieu of cheap chocolate eggs. Needless to say, they are very tasty (for a single stick that cost about $4.50 CAD).

In the afternoon, we headed out to the Pokemon Mega Center. Our son is the big Pokémon fan, but we all kind of like it. Lots of Pikachu and stuffed animals at the store. He was off like a kid in heaven and rushed around like a crazy person checking out all the merchandise. He was looking for an elusive Mudkip souvenir, but wasn’t having much luck. After we left, he named every Pokémon that was on the walls of the outside of the store.

While there, we were treated to a mall performance of Batten Show Jo Tai. I had not seen a performance in a mall before (I remember them being huge in the 90’s). I also didn’t realize that so many grown men were into teen J-Pop stars. The first song was a heavy metal style J-Pop and the crowd was head banging along with the girls. As outsiders, we were very amused by the whole experience.

We needed to have a nice dinner, so I found us a Japanese BBQ restaurant: Gyu-Kaku (it also happened to be above the Ramen place we frequented a few times this trip). We decided to do the 90 minute all-you-can-eat meat extravaganza. MEAT! MEAT! AND MORE MEAT!!! So many delicious flavors of beef and pork. By the end, we were stuffed.

It was an Easter Sunday to remember. (Besides just being in Tokyo!)


  1. frazzledagain · April 1, 2018

    Amazing, way more fun than an egg hunt!

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    • Josef Havelka · April 1, 2018

      Lots of fun! I’m glad my kids are getting older, that’s for sure. But I sometimes miss the days of hiding eggs around the living room.


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