Comfort Hotel Yokohama Kannai
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... little sweet. The green tea was okay--not much flavor, but still sweet.
After spending the morning and early afternoon out, we headed back to the hotel to pick up our luggage and get a cab to the Osanbashi cruise ship passenger terminal. In typical Japanese fashion, the check-in at the terminal was orderly and quick. The only waiting we did was for about fifteen minutes after check in ...
... of Shinjuka, which was pretty refreshing amidst the busy city, up to the Mejji Shrine. The Shrine is pretty epic and gave us a glimpse of what a part of old Japan looked like. As well as tourists, people still visit the shrine religiously. There was a large basin before you entered the shrine and apparently it is used to wash your money in as they believe that if you wash it your money will be multiplied in the future... and you have clean money - win win. As you walk in there are ...
... Next stop was a tepanyaki restaurant for lunch, again sat ｉｎ beautiful japanese gardens complete with early starting cherry blossom trees and pagodas. I sat with a nice German couple who spoke very good English and a family from Toronto. Lunch was ace, all the beef, pork and vegetables were prepared in front of us by our hostess who used a tepanyaki grill plate heated with volanic rock from mt Fuji, plus more green tea, followed by ice-cream, shame I couldn`t eat it ...
... go by - in particular the teenage Japanese who use the weekend as an opportunity to rebel against school uniform and dress in the most strange combinations of clothes - ankle boots, frilly topped ankle socks and floaty baby-doll nighties (the modern milkmaid look I think it could be called!) seemed to be a popular combination !
We then wandered through the streets getting hopelessly lost (a theme which was repeated often today) and ended up at the Meiji Jingu ...
... with me in the future. Nearly £500 was swallowed by my 7 days in Japan, it really is expensive here compared to SE Asia, I spent less in 30 days in China!
If I was to do the trip again, I would probably miss the southern part of Laos and go through Thailand instead, I would get some mudguards fitted to my bike, I would camp in expensive countries, and I would get some better tyres!
Anyway, thanks for reading, I'm going to start planning my next trip now.
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