Travel Blogs from Funabashi
... might not see the mountain at all as the cloud is quite low. The best time for viewing is the winter, especially as the mountain is covered in snow. We continue up the mountain and the bus pulls over on the side of the road for a photo opportunity, as luck would have it the weather clears and the great volcano looms above us. It is very stark as little or no vegetation grows on its sides. I don’t think the photos we took at this spot do it justice.
... to find food that fussy pants over here would eat. Sushi is just not my thing, but Katsu and gyoza on the other hand... Yum. But again, you would have to go to separate restaurants to get them.
The next day we headed into central Tokyo - Marunouchi. The main Tokyo train station was pretty impressive, a beautiful red brick building built in 1914 with shiny new skyscrapers all around. We headed into a few shopping malls before going to check out the Imperial Palace ...
... first kabuki experience. She explained to some history behind this 400 year old art form and explained the significance behind what we would be seeing in the play. We rented the English audio guides for the performance. Although it did not interpret word for word, we were definitely able to understand what was going on. We all thoroughly enjoyed it. ...
Being in a country full of gorgeous, skinny, fashionable women wasn't bad enough, I had to add a new element of shame and humiliation into the mix.
Enter Andy, a professional model straight from China. Friends since university, I was immune to his personal "charms". What I didn't bank on was just how much more obese and over-sized I would feel when I met his anorexic/perfectly sculpted friends....
On a job placement in Tokyo, for two weeks I had managed to ...
... cases. But I know what I need to do better tomorrow. Use the phrase "Sumimasen. Shashin wo tottemon Ideaska?". Meaning, can I take your pic? The great thing is that people are not too harassed by this (not surprised considering that the personal space in Japan is extremely low), but they have a rather annoying pose where victory sign is always shown with great enthusiasm. Oh well, keep on shooting.
Time for bed. Tomorrow is the big one! Will keep you tuned.
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