Funabashi Grand Hotel
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... or at least western ones. It was interesting to see how they lived in Japan so long ago. Not to mention the big museum; reminded me a little bit of Museum of Nature History back in Stockholm. Mammooth, mamtooth (word pun, they exhibited fossilised mamooth theeth and replicas of them) fun facts about Hokkado (during winter, they get SIX METRES OF SNOW!!) and of course, big exhibition on the Ainu. On the way back to Times Car to leave ...
After our breakfast at Starbucks we pack up, check out and head to the Shinkansen ticket office to buy our tickets for the trip back to Tokyo. There is room in the Green car on the next train out which will leave in about 45 minutes. The souvenir shop sells local products, evidently there are quite a few products with cherries as well as beef jerky and skinny beef sausages made with Yamagata beef. I buy some of those sausages, they look yummy! We also get some sandwiches, ...
... inhabited by spirits). These notably include certain trees, in which case the inhabiting spirits are called kodama, and cutting down these trees is thought to bring misfortune. In cases of stones, the stones are known as iwakura (磐座、岩ॷ 1;?). A variation of the shimenawa is used in sumo wrestling by yokozuna (grand champions) during their entrance ceremonies to denote their rank. This is because the yokozuna is seen as a living yorishiro ...
... justice. Adam had his mind blown by it, he kept repeating "My mind can't process how this works". We saw another exclusive ghibli movie in the cinema. It was about a dog that got lost and found it's way home, Adam got a massive case of the feels. Afterwards we wondered the museum and gift shop. After getting some pictures we took off for pokemon center Tokyo.
This pokemon center only opened at the start of this year replacing the old one and it is a ...
... to my hotel.
To my tiny hotel. Very clean, all amenities accounted for, but there really is only room for the bed in here.
After a shower and change of clothes I grab my Lonely Planet guide to find a nice place to eat nearby.
I make my way outside, navigate around with an offline map on my phone and find a tiny place in a tiny alley where I barely fit at the tiny bar. The ramen tastes ridiculously good, excellent ramen made my ...
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