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Travel Blogs from Matsudo
... of those speed based 'hit the button' games. That killed some more time and gave us a bit of enjoyment!
When we came out of the showroom we saw a Hooters - no ordinary Hooters - it was served out of vans. Weird. We have an unhealthy obsession with Hooters - Ash likes the boobs and bums, and I like the food! Win win.
The next day, we headed to the Sensoji Temple which is the oldest temple in Tokyo, built in 628. It is famous for its main gate where a giant ...
... across. After a bit of jostling with the *****ian doorman they agreed to let him in.
Then it was my turn. Surely, this would never, ever happen. A lot of Japanese was spoken, and the bouncers looked at me, my pot belly, and my double chin.
"Watashi wa...plus saizu model desu?!" I ventured. Their eyes narrowed suspiciously. It did remain, however, that I was undoubtedly part of a larger group. Perhaps some sort of pity gaijin mascot.
"Shes a ...
... some lovely old kaleidoscopes, which had a better view than the rain through the windows!!
At least the Shinkansen bullet train was still running so we had a quick (270 km an hour quick!) ride on the train back to Tokyo.
A pity about the weather but no one's fault and it was interesting and the train ride was great ...
... pony with two (the kids) backpacks slug over my back and a camera bag. Her covered from head to toe, yes most of her face (actually all except for her eyes) in a black hijab, just showing brown deep eyes and surprisingly tanned fingertips...she had come from Disneyland in Hong kong traveling with 14 relatives (they all lived together in a combine) traveling home through tokyo and we talked for a long while. It is strange that she was so familiar ...
... and generally agreeable. There is a distinct lack of pushing & shoving in crowded public areas too, which first struck me as we crossed a Tokyo Station practically seething with human activity (having smoothly timed our arrival for peak time rush hour - about 9am). And as we jumped on a variety of trains and tubes to get from Narita Airport to our hostel based in Asakusa, it never ceased to amaze and impress us how every single train was on-time. And if you missed ...
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