Hachioji Urban Hotel
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... ago and is the equivalent of the Statue of Liberty. The engineering required to make it almost a thousand years ago is phenomenal and shows how skilled the craftsmen were back then. Our guide told us to make it today would cost about 600 million dollars. After walking through the most beautifully manicured grounds, we went out to a restaurant and had okonomiyaki. This is the equivalent of ...
... because they certainly like to do some pushing and shoving to board a train. The Tokyo subway is amazing, but the problem is different lines are owned by different companies aka you have to pay all sorts of different amounts if you want to take the shortest route to your destination. Ya it makes no sense. I started the tour with 4 Aussies and we were off to explore Tokyo. We first went to a pagoda and temple, which was pretty impressive ...
... none of the buggers wanted to accept our Mastercard. So much for Mastercard being accepted world wide! We spent the evening going back and forth to the hotel after trying all the ATMs they had suggested, before doing a quick google to find that there was one bank that would accept our lovely Mastercard. The Japan Post Bank. Excellent, there was one at the end of our road, so off we trot to that, to find that the post office (that the ATM was inside of) was closed. Perfect! For ...
... struck. On the corner of my desk was a threadbare and moth eaten Santa outfit than had been used by another ALT for the last thirteen years.
Holy, and slightly smelling of B.O. I had tried to keep a safe distance from it at all times in the past. Not today, today it was my salvation.
I held my breath, donned the suit and the hat, and trundled off to my second class.
Ho, ho ho, well, its better than hoe hoe hoe, Merry Christmas everyone!
... 8220;Irasshaimase!”, and shown to our seats. The tiny restaurant is merely a row of bar stools at a sushi bar with three chefs standing behind it, and a small kitchen & support staff in the back. A steaming hot cup of green tea, a sweet egg custard, and a bowl of miso soup are promptly placed in front of us -- and the ceremony begins. Our chef is the youngest of the three, and is warm, charming, and has a smile that never ...
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