Toyoko Inn Haneda Airport 1
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Fast forward to now. As I near six months living in Japan, I had the opportunity to visit the high energy capital - Tokyo. What an exciting trip. Prior to this trip, my only imagery of Tokyo again came from Coppola's movie (without modification this time), "Lost in Translation." All I could imagine were the neon lights, brightly lit digital video screens ...
... of people with an avenue leading up to it full of stalls selling gimmicky touristy ****. Really not my thing. I had planned to visit the National Museum in the afternoon but since it was closed headed down to the Akihabara district. This the "geeky" area, full of electronic stores and anime. It's quite cool walking around the narrow streets in the rain with all the neon signs, has a Blade Runner vibe to it. However there's only so long you can take before you want to get out of the ...
... closed at 7pm.
I'd forgotten, since last time I visited Disney Sea, just how fantastic the park looks. While Disneyland is clean, and neat, and pretty, Disney Sea is just on a whole different level. The attention to detail which has gone into the designing and craftsmanship of every aspect of the park, from the walkways, to the props, to the landscaping, is nothing short of exquisite, and I don't say this lightly because I'm not ...
... the room before we mess it up, but my friend dashed to the bed and took a quick nap. I lie down for a bit, organized what we should be doing for the rest of the day and decided that I was hungry.
I left my friend to nap and I walked around the neighborhood and visited the Lawson convenience store that we passed by on our way from the train station. Inside, I saw a huge variety of snacks; from packed lunches to sushi, onigiri, ...
... to the Meiji shine in the Yoyogi Park.
Btw, navigation with a map in Tokyo is not easy. For a first Tokyo is so big that almost none of the street names are on it. And even with a close-up view the street names of only the major arterial roads are there. I managed to ask for directions though and finally ended up at Yoyogi Park.
I started heading for the shrine and some young Japaneses came from behind shouting excitedly. You see being tall (here it is ...