Grand Prince Hotel Takanawa
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- Airport Transportation
- Shuttle bus service
- Breakfast Available
- Smoking rooms available
- Outdoor pool
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... have since found out that Shinjuku is the largest Railway Station in the world with 400 exits. Holy **** nuts as Hunter would say and just as well we didn't know that then. We found our exit quite easily and although we had instructions how to walk to the hotel we decided to get a taxi as it was pouring rain. By now we were starving so had a late dinner in one of the hotel's restaurants before falling into bed.
This is a large hotel not quite ...
... most poisonous vertebrates in the world, after the golden poison frog. Certain internal organs, such as liver, and sometimes the skin, contain tetrodotoxin and are highly toxic to most animals when eaten; nevertheless, the meat of some species is considered a delicacy in Japan (as 河豚, pronounced as fugu),
Next was deep fried puffer fish. Phil did think this was the way it should be done.
Woke up at 1, 2, 4, and both of us at 5. At breakfast a bit after 6 and tour bus at 7:50. Our hotel buffet was fantastic. American and Japanese food. Got some help and ate lots of unknowns all delicious. Even had Vegemite (that I remember from Australia) for the congee, along with onion, pickled beet, seaweed and other stuff. Grilled salmon, mackerel, savoury and sweet chicken and wonderful rice. Minna had an excellent omelette and salad and delightful pastries. ...
... do some more shopping in some of the shops along the main streets between the station and the hotel. I had forgotten in my shopping extravaganzas that it was still the first three days of the year and in Japanese tradition most businesses close over this period. (Only the really popular areas stay open) Every business for the first few kilometres was closed, but I persisted and found another book shop on my way. I decided not to get my hopes up and walked in to ...
... a corset but they put on a chest plate that has less give than a corset. I get a few snaps and then it's time to head for home. I'm starting to feel a little claustrophobic!
I'm determined to see sumo so I force myself out of bed ridiculously early on a Sunday morning and I make my second attempt. Fortunately the gods were shinning upon me today and I made in time for a little sparing practice. Though not as large ...