Chofu Creston Hotel
Travel Blogs from Chofu
... interest before we stop at a cafe to eat. It is like a diner. You sit at a counter on stools to eat. It is busy but all the customers are Japanese, no foreigners. Jason puts some yen into a vending machine. It is all in Japanese. I tell him to purchase the same for me. We take our tickets to the counter and get a stool to sit on. The person behind the counter takes our tickets and soon brings out our food. It is a bowl of noodles and beef. It is very good and cost ...
... Vietnam and in the mountains … high around 60. And for Phnom Penh, right on the equator, and high of 93? So there are light weight items and add-on layers. Shoes, hat, raincoat, umbrella. Daytime clothes and evening clothes, although we all opted for the casual side. The men made a group decision to leave their sports coats at home.
From my Maritz days (I worked for a large privately held company in St. Louis called Maritz; one of its major divisions ...
... to the
Tsukiji fish markets but they were closed due to the holiday (that
was the second time we’d tried to see the fish markets – the
first time was in 2007 and we arrived too late…). So we decided to
go into Ginza and walk around the shops a bit. Had a fairly average
vending machine dinner and went home. Due to the holiday the trains
weren’t running as regularly so we got stuck one station away from
our station. Getting home took ...
... For a change of pace we headed into Yogogi Park and took a stroll through all its beautiful cedar trees until we reached the Meiji Shrine. The shrine complex is rather simple, but beautiful in its simplicity. We were very lucky to see a traditional wedding taking place when we got there – all the kimono & ceremony were really a treat to see.
After making our wishes and pulling a fortune we left the Shrine and headed ...
Winter was late in coming, this year, and then it overstayed its welcome. The plum blossoms started blooming about three weeks late, compared to the past few years, and the cherry blossoms, which normally would be peaking in the coming week, haven't even put in an appearance yet.
My first winter in ...