Hotel JAL City Tamachi Tokyo
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... with shops, restaurants and department stores and a non stop buzz. Kyoto has a wonderful public transportation system as does every major city we visited. Inexpensive, comfortable and convenient. The other Kyoto is completely different. We did not see all of Kyoto but the Eastern part, a short bus ride from the central district, is a picture of quiet, beauty and peace. There is a stretch you can walk that, in two or three hours, takes you through a myriad of stunning temples, ...
... could only go to the gardens though), Shibuya - Ku ( for the Meiji Shrine and park), Shimo- Kitazawa, and of course Ginza the big ( they are all big) shopping street ( a bit up market for me ) to name a few. The metro makes it easy to get to everything but I also walked heaps to see the places in-between.
A very organised city. Everything is so so. And it's so so clean. Not a scrap of rubbish anywhere - on the streets, in the metro etc. And ...
... as maids and serving you food/drinks with 'magic' (making you say a wish when you get your drinks). Even just to order, we had to put our hands to our face and pretend we were cats suing 'meow meow'. Scott ordered ice cream and it came in the form of a cat with ears and whiskers etc. I ordered a coffee and it came with the maid asking which animal I would like drawn on it, a bunny, very strange! Then they took to the stage for some singing ...
... we had a great view of the action. The process is very formal, with the sumo being introduced by a man in a gown in the centre of the ring in a sing-song manner - a bit like the call to prayer as Maggie identified. The sumo now to each other and face off, and then go and get some salt and rub it on the hands and slap themselves quite a bit and then go back into the ring slinging some salt into the ring as they go. Then they face off again and either ...
... br> I have some of my other favorite things to pack:
Electrical tape for repairs
Collapsible cane, just in case
Water bottle, to control temperature at night, service as a head rest or rump rest (came in handy on the Serengeti)
Flat sink stopper for soaking clothes overnight in
…these and other items are suggestions from fellow travelers on previous tours we’ve taken
Then of course we had to pack for Hanoi, ...
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Unless you are a smoker, stay away from the 8th floor! You could tell as soon as you get off of the elevator that that is what goes on in the rooms on this floor. We were able to switch to the 12th floor and it was Paradise!
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