Akasaka Excel Hotel Tokyu
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Welcome to our summary of day 4! Sinead decided to ditch her other half and spend the morning with us, which was lovely! We had a slow start but managed to get to the other side of the city and go to the top of the Metropolitan Government Offices. There is an observatory deck at the top with amazing views. We couldn't quite see mt Fuji because of cloud coverage but we could see the mountain range. We walked around a couple of local parks and saw another ...
... numbers for the subway, no one pushed, and if people saw a car was full, they would wait for the next train. There are also signs everywhere for people to have their cell phones on silence and hence since there are no cell phones and very little talking, the ride was nice and quiet. I took a taxi over to the Kinuya hotel where I checked in and met my next tour group. This time there are 10 people in the group - a mother and her 16 year old son from ...
... cents, 1 Japanese Yen
# of times we did laundry: 7
# of languages we know how to say Butterfly in: 30
# of holes Amber's sneakers: 4
Next stop: Osaka, Japan
... is faceless, boxy, predictable with not so much as a nod to "orientalness." Interior design--I wouldn't even call it that---was more the motif of a cluttered warehouse than anything else. In a tatami room alcove that once may have displayed a lovely scroll, a vase, an ikebana arrangement, now one is more likely to find a stack of old magazines and assorted junk. The loss of the elegant element of traditional Japanese design is, to me, ...
... and we ended up getting soaked! After getting over it quickly and dropping our bags, it was off to Shibuya in the city center. It surprised us how easy it was to get the metro there. All signs were in Japanese but had English written beside them in small writing. In Shibuya, we visited Tokyo hands (A creative life store which contains all of those "only in Japan" items), the famous Shibuya pedestrian crossing and the only Starbucks in the world that serves drinks in tall ...