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... took the opportunity to do some
laundry before finally heading out at night to grab a quick dinner of
28 January 2013 – Day 38
We got up pretty late and quickly made
our way to Asakusa to look around for souvenirs before meeting up
with Steph's Japanese friend Mayumi. Mayumi told us to meet her under
the big red lantern at the temple, but unfortunately there are two
... my braised beef and its position in my stomach. Nat told me to toughen up and next thing I knew I was sitting down pulling a massive harness over my head and swallowing very quickly. This was incredibly fun and scary. Thankyou to Nat's persistence of getting me onto a roller coaster. I was extremely pumped by this experience and insisted on finding the other roller coaster. After studying the map we found the Journey to the Centre of the Earth roller coaster and were greeted with a ...
... to our hotel, we decided we needed to stay awake until at least 9pm. We tried to see if we could find some amusing local television, but nothing was stimulating enough. Several channels were in Arabic, but we managed to convince Keegan that we did not need to watch those. Eventually, we found Lawrence of Arabia, in English, just when Lawrence decides he can walk on water. So we decided it would help keep us awake for a few minutes. Managed to stay awake until 9pm…then ...
... where our lovely receptionist has put out a big noticeboard and welcome message for us... to our capsule hotel!
We are both very excited about this, and feel like we have emerged in the 80's in our plastic pods. Don't bother trying it if you're over 5' 11" though, you won't get your feet in. Sadly we don't sleep too well as the proximity of the neighbours means you constantly think someone is going to climb in with you - however, there is no doubt it was an ...
... I'm not sure about). I'm pretty jealous as we all look scruffy in comparison! Hey ho.....
That evening we ate cheaply by visiting a corner shop. I had a pot noodle which could be filled up with hot water provided in the shop (very convenient) and a corn on the cob heated up in a microwave behind the counter (even more convenient!)
Nikko - Day 1
From Tokyo we got the train to Nikko national park for a ...