Takanawa Keikyu Hotel
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Japan is a country of contrasts, it so deeply values it's historical and cultural values yet desperately wants to be Western and at the forefront of modernism and technology. Respect and politefulness are at the core of these values and as a result they aim for perfection in everything they do whether it be on a personal level or extending their hospitality to you as a guest in their country. Consequently many things are almost too perfect that they ...
... jobs with menial tasks such as guiding people around some road works or guiding people into lifts. Even if they do seem pointless to me, I cannot deny the effect it has. Everyone is always politely waiting in line, to the extent that when one waits on the subway there are yellow lines on the platform indicating were you, as passenger, are to wait and everyone actually stands in those lines and waits. The first few times I witnessed it my initial response was a rebellious one; ...
... are there with their children, right next door is a wonderful looking children's fairground where I wouldn't mind being a kid again..
Before I headed back to the place I call home and a date with a six pack of sushi for tea, I checked out the National Museum where they had some amusing little pottery figures I have never seen anywhere else, and a fabulous collection of really ancient buddhas....
Just another boring day in Tokyo yawn ...
... at the shrine (bowed two times, clapped our hands two times and bowed again), and got to see a wedding procession, lovely. Then we made our way to the Harajuku's shops.
Takeshita-dori is a young person's heaven. Funky shops selling cheap teenage must haves are everywhere. The street is very narrow, and the shops are filled with everything the under 20 set would want. They also had these cone-shaped crepes filled with the most ...
... to shout us two large bottles of beer! She thought we looked like nice people having fun and wanted to make us feel welcome in her country. Wow!
She asked us all what our ages were, I told her our ages (what is this with Japanese people..."hello" then "how old are you") then made us feel her soft skin and promptly felt Beaker Boy's skin and grabbed his nose!
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