Travel Blogs from Meguro
Well here we go. The trip of a lifetime. JAL was more than expected: the food was in nice containers and with actual silverware, if needed. Hot food came on an actual hotplate. Free snacks, drinks and alcohol. We called for water and she came so fast it surprised me. Also free pillow, blanket and headset. Beat that Air Canada! The difference in …
Of all of our destinations, Japan (and S. Africa) are at the top of my list. Having studied Japanese for 4 years in high school with Kanai Sensei (believe it or not, foreign language is offered in Iowa's public school system) and a semester at Penn State, Japan has been a far reaching dream of mine. The morning we left for Haneda airport I could …
Like that friend you had in high school who was good at everything, Tokyo seems to put forth the best of anything and everything...and looks good doing it. With the unique ability to master the highs and lows, the city has an intense attention to detail that allows it to design, construct and display with grace, sophistication and beauty. While …
We didn't do much today, so I'll keep it brief and won't bore you. After a lazy start, Hannah woke up with a childish excitement. It was snowing. My instant reaction was to make some coffee and stay in, Hannah's was a litte different. By 9 we were out, having packed mainy for Australia, I didn't feel well prepared. I thought it would never settle, it seemed too wet, I ...
... miles east of downtown Tokyo.
I followed the signs to a taxi stand in the station’s parking garage. A sign indicated to push a button to call for a taxi. I pushed the button and a cab pulled up about two minutes later. The taxi departed at 5:35. The meter started at 710 yen ($9.14) – holy smokes! But it only ticked up to 890 yen ($11.45) on the eight-minute trip to my lodging, Hotel Villa Fontaine Ueno.
I checked in and took the elevator up to ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking