We ventured to the Tokyo Fire Museum with some friends, last week. It was a great rainy day activity and was full of exhibits about Tokyo’s firefighting history. This city has seen some fires!
Upon entering the building, we were met with a room packed full of firemen, there must’ve been some sort of training or seminar going on. They were thrilled to pose with the kids for a picture, of course. (The saluting was their idea, love it!)
Also, a hands on exhibit where you could guide the little fire engine to the building that was on fire. (All the kids picked out which house they would want to live in, totally something I would’ve done as a kid!)
Our train stop is connected to a mall that we wander through after adventuring. Today, we stopped at a small shop for a traditional Japanese pancake called taiyaki. Pancake batter is poured into the fish shaped molds, then stuffed with different fillings, most commonly red bean paste, but there are always some sweet or savory choices.
The girls chose the custard filled taiyaki (tasted just like vanilla pudding). They were served warm and were amazing! We were so glad our friend Linda introduced us to this shop. We will be returning very soon!
The perfect outing for a rainy day!