Dai-Ichi Inn Ikebukuro
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... Japanese money, so we carefully calculated how much to spend. However, we didn't read the fine print. There were taxes or service fees and we didn't have enough cash so had to use credit.
Time to go back to the airport. Once again we managed to find our way using the very complex Tokyo subway system. We picked up our bags from the hotel, checked them in with Air Canada and went through security, one more time. We still had Japanese money to spend, so ...
... subway maps than I am and we made it to our hotel. We also found it a bit odd to see hundreds of Japanese men dressed in business suits forming single file queues to get on the upcoming trains – at midnight!
Once at the hotel our first surprise wasn't how clean the room was (probably the cleanest room since, well, we left Canada), or that Japan and Canada use the same power plugs, but the bathroom technology. The toilets in Japan are amazing. ...
... line-height: 18px;"># of planes: 12
# of trains: 137
# of ferries: 1
# of buses: 26
# of taxis: 2
# of water taxis: 4
... where you ordered your drinks through a small computer! Then a man just appears with your drinks order - very efficient (almost Swiss like)!
All in all, an unforgettable night! Japan is a very unique country, and I am feeling very happy and lucky that I had the chance to visit :)
Its currently absolutely pouring with rain and a typhoon is predicted ...
... it ended up being very close (a couple of hops on the train) to where we were staying. Unfortunately Katie couldn't go in as tattoos are forbidden (so she tootled off to do a couple bits of other sightseeing). On entering (and of course taking of the shoes) I was handed a little information sheet in english, given a bag with a towel in it and pointed in the right direction. That was the last of any ...