Hotel Grantia Hanyu
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... up. May and Amy bounce down the stairs excited to see us. Amy and Lily are fast buddies and become inseparable quickly. Our train ride in they play iphone games, draw, and generally hang together.
Off at Omotosando, we stroll up the main shopping street past the designer shops that require no translation -- Hugo Boss, Chanel, Coach, etc., then to Kiddieland -- the jam packed cute center and eventually over to Takeshita Dori. First two stores score ...
Surprises come in many forms and last Sunday was a good example of this. One of my colleagues (who is also my friend) has a friend (who is also my colleague, get it?) who wanted to show me around in Omiya. Actually there should be a dash above the 'O' but I can't find it on my keyboard. Omiya is a small but quite posh village just north of Tokyo. A few weeks ago I once mentioned that I intended to visit this town's main attraction: the railway museum. As ...
... Hayao Miyazaki thought up the story in the first place. Cool place! We wandered around for a while, saw some beautiful scenerys and then wandered off a bit in the city. It was very nice to have some silence around you for once; Tokyo is great but usually loud and full of people. Done, we got back to Tokyo, reviewed some kanji ...
... br> self explanatory..3:30pm - 9pm Saturday, Sunday & National Holidays..
Oh well, there's always next time!
With many many photos taken and our fill with the magnificent wisteria fragrance we travel back to Tokyo on the Express Shrinkensen train.. travel time cut in half but cost doubled!
Final verdict? ... A must do day out for all that visit Tokyo in Fuji Season!
... the trees still look dead. So whilst the park is probably nice in summer, now it was also kind of creepy and deserted. The lake was nice though. After seeing the amazing sights of the town it was time to check in. Our room at the ryokan was nice, basically 2 sitting rooms, a bathroom and then the outdoor bath. When we got there we had to leave our shoes at the door and put on some tiny slippers and walk to the room then take ...