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... who had take the 9 hours over night bus the night before. We all got a $5 bus pass for the day and took the bus to Nijo Palace. It was a beautiful palace and garden and then went to get lunch and find our town house. Yup, we rented a traditional ryokan town house for the night. A ryokan is the traditional sleeping quarters for Japanese where your bed is on the floor. It ...
... went perfectly along to round of the superb dinner.
Well, sadly our time in Japan has 'already' come to an end. It was a fantastic experience and we'll keep lots of great memories! Japan truly is a great country with a stunning and diverse countryside, fantastic people and of course one of the best cuisine in the world! We hope to come back sometime as there are still some 'corners' we'd like to explore ;-).
... has an enormous shopping district both above
and below ground. The underground has
hallways in every direction, with shopping and restaurants as far as the eye
can see. It is spacious, well lighted
and directional signs have English on them.
Above ground the main shopping district is miles of city streets
converted to pedestrian walkways lined with shopping and eateries. The area known as Shin Siabashi is covered to
... batons trying to keep order. People were everywhere. Cars and buses were everywhere. Traffic lights were now meaningless, and were being ignored. If there was a gap, a car or bus would fill it (whoever got there first) regardless of red lights or road rules. It was insane. And slow. It took us 30 minutes to travel a few hundred metres from one bus stop to another (where we were due to get off). The girl operating the doors, ticketing and ...
... worked our way back down through the museum interior. After that, it was time for a small snack, so I got some ginger flavored soft serve ice cream. It was not bad! I don't like it as much as the sweet potato, but still better than plain vanilla.
Next, we subway trained over to the bay area. There, we went to an observation deck on the 55th floor of a trade center building where we could overlook the bay. It would have been ...