Hotel Ark Tower Koenji
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... to my hotel.
To my tiny hotel. Very clean, all amenities accounted for, but there really is only room for the bed in here.
After a shower and change of clothes I grab my Lonely Planet guide to find a nice place to eat nearby.
I make my way outside, navigate around with an offline map on my phone and find a tiny place in a tiny alley where I barely fit at the tiny bar. The ramen tastes ridiculously good, excellent ramen made my ...
Today is a free day! We each had things we wanted to do. Nat, Josh, Kerry and Julie maneuvered their way through the busy train system to get to Tokyo Disney, Trudi found herself a hairdresser/ masseuse in the heart of the city by herself, and Kaz had things to do, also, including a visit to another museum! Map in hand I headed out and managed to find a couple of department stores. The prices were on a par with Melbourne, really, but sizes were very small, with men's ...
So we are in the beautiful city of Tokyo. This massive urban metropolis is shockingly efficient and organized, even in the busiest shopping districts everything just seems to flow well together. It has been a huge change from the dirty chaos that is Nairobi. The people of Japan warm your heart with their warm smiles, polite gestures and respectful ways. We instantly feel at home even in this strange urban environment after spending a couple months in a dusty, dirty ...
... tbh :P This all goes on for at least 3 minutes - in the later bouts when the professional wrestlers are on it gets a lot more elaborate, with sips of water and salt throwing and towelling of faces and processions of banners and specific cushions being brought in for each wrestler etc. It's almost obsessively elaborate but runs like a well oiled machine :P
After ever 3 or 4 bouts the referee changes to a new one. Every 10 or so bouts a load of people come in ...
... he was doing alright. Nice watch, nice clothes. Not happening buddy! Today's encounter, he did't come back after we said no thank you, we're fine. Maybe he remembered us too :-)
Jumped on another train to Ginza where we looked around Ginza St, all the high end stores.
Jumped on another train to Omote-Sando. We really like Omoto-Sando and will stay there next time. Lots of high end stores ...
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