We got to see the Dragonboat races in Naha as part of Golden Week, a series of holidays in Japan. May 5, while Cinco de Mayo in the states (not so much in Mexico) is boys' day here. They hang fish streamer kites that, as the carp represents strength, represent boys. We lucked out that May 5th was a Saturday this year, and sunny, and we got to go and see this.
The next day we flew to Tokyo, took the bus to the New Sanno hotel in downtown Hiroo by Roppongi, about a block away from the temple
The day after that we went to Tokyo Disney Sea, and as Golden Week just ended, the park was not full at all. A lot of the rides we jumped right on and ran back around to ride a second time.
Then we went to the main harbor to watch Mythica, a very Japanese show, as seen below with the bright colors and amazing visuals. Check out the killer dragon jet ski.
These Dragonboats put the Naha ones to shame. See the random Donald to tie it in to Disney? Without him it's kind of its own thing.
Our son could fire the cannon.
We spent the next two days at Tokyo Disneyland. It was very similar to Magic Kingdom
Since Tokyo Disney is owned by the Japanese (Disney sold it to them) the parades all have sponsors. I thought it was an amazing electric light parade.
Our last day in Tokyo we spent at the temple, the park nearby and Shibuya crossing, which is like their Times Square, and right down the street from our hotel.