Hotel Grand Palace
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... 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).
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... a Renault 4, Porsche etc, guarded by about five staff who kept people from going hands on, but were quick to welcome us and beckon us nearer than a respectful distance. It seems a lot of employment for a free museum. From the museum garage to another mall and then out to a expo. That was being renovated, but it looked as though part of the attraction there was a kids' go karting course that went up an overpass and back outside. Very cool. The track ...
... to exercise this skill. Overall, the past couple of days have been so much fun, just being dropped in the middle of this city and having to figure it out! It was some definite culture shock, but I've enjoyed every minute of it.
Getting around Tokyo is super easy. The subway system here is fantastic, and between buses, taxis and trains, one can easily get from point A to point B (or C, or D). Most of the subway lines have information in both Japanese script and Latin ...
... and everything about it is in Japanese. One free magazine in a station had written on its front, 'the best cultural magazine in Tokyo', I picked it up with enthusiasm and it was in Japanese. The same happened at the TSE, 'Virtual Stock Trading Session begin at 15.00', I waited for twenty minutes and the lady running it apologised, with little English, saying that it was all in Japanese. Why write the notice in English? The TSE is in a commercial area ...
... with Cold Stone ice cream where the fairytale-cute girls sing as they mash the toppings into your dessert on a big cold stone.
Harajuku is famous for its clothing stores and the fashionistas that congregate there in extreme outfits. Erin and I visited the next morning for pancakes and people watching. Typical of Japanese intensity the people dress either with extreme conformity or extreme non-conformity. Later we met with Glichelle and two ...