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And what a visit it's shaping up to be! Thanks to Tyler, I had the incredible privilege to upgrade to business class on both flights. I don't know if I'll ever be able to go back to economy after experiencing the hot towels, bottomless champagne and the sundae bar. Yes, there was a sundae bar with hot fudge, caramel, fresh whipped cream, nuts, …
... I think we will remember the people the most, their unfailing politeness and helpfulness; the sense of space even when there were crowds of people (as in Harajuku and Ginza) and the fast-moving queues; not a single glimpse of irritation, even when stupid foreigners (like me) stopped in my tracks suddenly or changed direction, causing those behind me to run into me (in other countries, this would be enough cause for some swearing or at least a dirty look).
We will ...
... br> -The word "Yuhi" means sunset in Japanese, due to the beauty in the sun setting.
-Waterfall comes from the Kari river.
-Clothing was known as the kimono which contained an inner and outer layer.
-Heavier kimonos were used for the winter.
-Lighter kimonos were made of silk and were used for summer.
-Under the kimono was a loincloth, or diaper.
... responded with hand gestures how much they were willing to pay. After each lot, a man arrived to move the fish away to the intermediate market for the cutting up to begin. I expected more noise and perhaps action - like the floor of the stock exchange or the futures markets hand gestures but yelling too. Instead it was almost sedate. Out group had half an hour before we were led out and back through to the exit. The market doesn't open for tourists until 9am so we went to ...
... surprised me is that there is no smoking ban in resturants in Japan. So I found myself eating a pizza in a very smoky underground cave. Still, we had fun.
The next day we experienced the real Tokyo. We landed in Shibuya. This is where we saw the famous intersection and Japanese stalls and markets.
It's a wonderful area filled with atmosphere, lights and a constant buzz. ...