Hotel Arca Torre Roppongi
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7 countries (New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan)
12 different commercial planes
1 Microlight plane
6 trains (not including subways)
16 subway trips
19 Tuk-Tuk rides
9 taxi rides
3 minibus rides
6 motorbike taxi rides
3 days rented scooter / moped
80 - percentage of traveling Americans who ...
... 8217;s a 400-yen supplement to take an express train. I pulled out a 1,000-yen bill and handed it to the attendant. He walked over to the ticket machine and bought the extra ticket for me. Then I raced down the escalator to the platform, just barely making the 8:00 Eveningliner departure.
Arrived at Narita Station at 9:06 (on time). I walked out of the station and spotted my hotel. Then I saw a sign pointing to a McDonalds 60 meters away. I needed a fast dinner I could ...
The Matsumoto family consists of Naho, Shingo, Hina, Futaba and the cat Nyannyanko(?). After arriving at the National Youth Olympic Center, the campus students and the home stay students were separated and we went to an area with a lot of Japanese people holding up signs. I was the first one to find my family, Naho had come to pick me up. She seems really nice and sweet, she asked some questions, mostly in English but a few Japanese ones as ...
... the free champagne . It was very cool!
Our first day was spent dodging the rain by visiting the National Museum and checking out Katanas, Kimonos and Samurai armour. In between the heavy showers we managed to check out the new Tokyo Sky Tree, the tallest structure in Tokyo at over 600m in total height. The public viewing platforms don't open until the end of May but we could at least get the view from the ...
... sat in Starbucks as thousands of people appeared from nowhere, crossing in all directions, every few minutes.
If that wasn't enough, that night we'd eat at Gonpachi, the Japanese restaurant, made famous for the fight scene in 'Kill Bill'. Uma plum liquor cocktails, Tempura, Spicy Chicken Wings, Spikey deep fried Prawn Balls, etc, very tasty.
Roppongi was a lively place, onto Bauhaus, where a bunch of kids were belting out 80's rock songs, you'd ...