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... It is one of our favorites, but we had never been to one in Japan. (The store is a Japanese business with branches in the UK.) The prices are much better in Japan than in England. We looked for a Hello Kitty store, but never saw one. Philip wanted to take something back to one of his coworkers who was covering part of his work while he was away and who is a Hello Kitty collector.
... York! (one thing at a time Nomie!)
For lunch we hunted out another noodles shop. It’s the tastiest fastest fast food restaurant we’ve been to! Its quite an ingenious system they have. You know how most Asian restaurants in the UK usually have pictures to show what the food will look like- well they go one step further here and actually have dishes of food in the windows (made out of plastic and foam) made to look like the dishes you’ll be served so you ...
... re the only foreign passenger, who was the only one not wearing a rather pointless face mask protector, I got some very funny looks of EVERYONE!!! But amazing, despite getting very lost and confused, I got to the tour bus on time. The tour was great! It started with a 360 view of the city from the Tokyo tower (a more high tech version of Blackpool tower！), followed by a tea ceremony. First, we were left to explore a beautiful Japanese garden with bonsai trees, statues and ...
... carved statues of gods.
After spending about 4 hours walking round the various shrines we decided that there wasn’t really enough time to go to the lake before we needed to catch the train back and also as it was so misty there was no point going up into the hills to see the views, also by this time most of the paths were turning into rivers and I pitied the girls who had tuned up in their kimonos and sandals as they must have got very muddy ...
... further on, there he was by the side of the river waiting for me. From somewhere he had managed to produce a portable barbeque and was busy cooking fresh oysters! Where on earth was he hiding those? He invited me to join him for lunch, which I embarrassingly had to decline. Sometimes being a vegetarian can make life difficult. So I left him to his solitary barbie, I hope he hadn't gone to all that trouble just for me? Surely not!
I've been back in Tokyo now for just over a ...
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