Akasaka Granbell Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAkasaka Granbell Hotel Minato
This hotel is in Shinjuku but just outside of the very mild red light dist. Not a worry. The hotel is good but on the tourist train. Full of groups (mainly from China) checking in and out at all hours. The room are tiny (but most are in Tokyo). We left Tokyo for a week and came back but booked at the Metropolitan hotel in Ikebukuro (a much nicer area) and only a few more minutes on the subway/train.
Dont think we would stay here again.
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Japan Mar 2nd - 6th
We were up early (again) and off to the airport. We arrived at Bangkok airport and checking in to JAL very quickly. We flew on a new 787-80 (Carbon fibre) plane with all the new mod cons. The flight was about 6 hours and we arrived into Tokyo in the late afternoon.
We needed to leave a few bags …
... describe as the Japanese equivalent to an American food truck area. It quickly became clear that there would be no need for lunch (but don't worry - we had lunch too). I started with a giant corn on the cob and then moved quickly on to a 6 pack of Takoyaki (fried octopus dumplings). I then washed it down with a hot coffee from a vending machine. It was in an aluminum can and the entire unit had been warmed to precisely the temperature that would be excellent to ...
... I've experienced before. In Europe I felt like I could mediocrely get by, but here you can't even guess on words - everything is symbols. Their love for pictures has helped though and our hostel gave us a booklet that includes a "pointing sheet of expressions". It has already saved us from ordering beef instead of octopus. We've encountered a few interesting dishes already. On Wednesday our goal was to stay up so the time difference didn't mess with our heads. We started by going to ...
... railroads (for the regular train, dummy, not the
subway, the subway and the regular train have the same station location) After
passing a few entrances, I decided to try my luck and finally ventured down
into the air-conditioned underground halls. In terms of temperature, I am glad
I did as topside was getting very hot with all the concrete, steel and glass to
reflect what feels to me like a Saharan heat wave.
... tried many different restaurants. First of all it was sushi, really fresh and more varied than we are used to. Our favorite place for sushi in Tokyo is now Tsukiji Shushiko. We found it by chance (Elena and Ariana hate it when we go out without knowing where we are going, trying to find the “ideal place”). The sushi bar is great and, apart from the quality of the fish and the art of its preparation, the ...