Travel Blogs from Funabashi
... even in public, and therefore do not stare or pry into other peoples business.
Saw an old man in a little park having a beer, so I went across the street, bought my own beer and sat down on the bench next to him. Used all my Japanese with him (arigato, konichiwa, kampai), he saw that I had a dark beer and went to grab one of the same. Came back and we tried to have a conversation, failing miserably, but neither of us seemed too bothered by ...
... a train to Shinjuku, from where we had tickets for Narita Express train (that goes to Narita airport). Since we were a bit early, we replaced our tickets with ones for an earlier time, bought some bento and caught the train.
After that it was simply a matter of riding to the airport, spending the rest of Japanese cash on souvenirs and getting on a plane. Then, 3 ...
... to Mario kart, which we obviously had to have a go at. Funny thing was, this place had the teenager crowd, but also a lot of old businessmen dressed in suits. Very strange. Further on we were drawn to the neon lights for some photos and were accosted by some ladies asking us to go in for tea. I had read about the 'Maid Cafés' in our tourist bible, so we went in for a giggle. This is one on the strangest experiences I have ever had. Grown ...
... was mostly his. He had a great time, and therefore so did we, and I will spare you the details. (Elias will post his only blog entry about his birthday.)
In the evening, we headed to Harajuku. This is the fashion district in Tokyo, but it also contains a couple of well known places that don’t really fall into that category – including “Kiddyland”, a four story alternative toystore, and “Condomania”, which ...
... eventually learned that it is a great way to 1. Consolidate your time and 2. To meet people. The old man and I sat next to one another and he was curious about where I came from and where I was staying. He had dissapointingly bad breath and grey nasal hairs that were just happy to join in on the conversation. He was shorter than me and wore large, black framed glasses. I had to explain that I was not scared of traveling alone because this was a safe country and ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Ichimatsu Funabashi
Other places to stay in Funabashi
2-12-6 Maehara Nishi, Funabashi | Hotelfrom $86
7-11-1 Honcho, Funabashi | Hotelfrom $112
2-5-18 Minatocho, Funabashi | Hotelfrom $84
6-21-18 Honcho, Funabashi | Hotelfrom $63
2-7-10 Honcho, Funabashi | Hotelfrom $63
2-5-14 Hon-cho, Funabashi | Hotelfrom $71
1-20-13 Honcho, Funabashi | Hotelfrom $57