Hearton Hotel Higashishinagawa
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... in our comfy futons in the room we had already paid for, and lazily made our way to the outer market, which, if you ask me, was just as exciting. Lots of people yelling about things that we couldn't understand either, and it was WAY warmer. But humid.
We toured the stalls, checked out the offerings and catch of the day deals, ceramic dishes galore, lots of fruits and vegetables, and tasted a deliciously warm sushi omelet. We ...
We made it to Tokyo!
Let me just start off by saying I absolutely love Japan. It defines the word perfection in every sense of the word. From the people, to the subways, to the clean streets, to the fantastic food, Japan is perfect to me.
We spent 3 nights in the Tokyo Hilton in Shinjuku thanks to all the hotel points Jordan accumulated. It was a great hotel and a good location for exploring. We went to the ...
... a coffer of wine, we were all getting along swimmingly.
The food arrived by the plateful, slices of sashimi and tempura seafood that looked suspiciously un-Italian, (but were very good.)
We were practically force fed course upon course, and the drinks just kept on flowing.
Words started to slur, and everyone seemed to be touching each other, massaging each others shoulders, or spitting out their food as they enthusiastically shouted at one ...
... also top any visitors’ hit list.
Kyoto is also the place to keep all eyes peeled for a citing of the Geisha girls, who totter daintily around the streets, looking like delicate porcelain figurines from another world.
Another of the hidden treasures is the tea ceremony. Steeped in tradition and riddled with unspoken gestures of respect a typical tea ceremony for tourists lasts about an hour. The host makes the group a pot of ...
... drinking bad coffee until we were awake enough to eat some sushi (at 7am). We lingered over the sushi for an hour or so, enjoying the sushi maker's bubbly disposition (especially so early in the morning) and when at 8am we had enjoyed just about everything the area had to offer us (except the bloody fish market) we gave up, went back to the hotel and slept for a couple of hours trying to catch up on the sleep missed from having to get ...
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