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After 23* hours inside, 1 train, 1 underground, 2 flights (many films and naps), 1 metro and 1 taxi later... we have arrived! *After much discussion, trying to work out time differences, this is my guess at having journeyed from airport to station lots! Having successfully been on time for the train down to London on Monday afternoon, everything else has followed suit. We arrived at Kings Cross, meeting Will (my friend from Uni) for some late ...
... to leave. They said "Follow us" and started taking us there, going in the complete opposite direction to where they had been heading. We felt so bad but they insisted on taking us. We ended up all of us running through the streets until we saw some buses. They spoke to the driver and it was our bus. We made it! We couldn't believe how kind they were and how lucky we were! Our bus was pretty cool with reclining seats and a "privacy hood". They also made it really dark so it was possible to ...
... up with so much to do and with literally an ocean or sea in every direction! Yes, being a child in Tokyo must be quite something. As it turns out, it is extremely safe here and you can see 5 and 6 year olds riding the city's metro system by themselves in all directions!
At any rate, back to the ensuing culinary experience. Noriko's family knew exactly what to order. It was far more impressive than I could have imagined. Tiny little shrimp and entire ...
... I was walking around the back alleys of Yanaka (one of the old quarters of the city) this morning and I was deafened by the silence! Even the small children are well-behaved! And, although it seems pretty technologically advanced here (especially the toilet seats!), they have a cash-based society. I'm not used to dealing in cash.
I was also struck by the number of homeless people and smokers I encountered this morning...the homeless people ...
... and instead of taking turns, all of the lights turn red and everyone from EVERY direction crosses at once. As you can imagine, it's a huge flood of people all heading in random directions, but there were still no accidents. Not like in the states where people will bump you if you are in their way...the Japanese maintain politeness and somehow all manage to avoid each other.
We were on the hunt for a particular ramen restaurant ...