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So today our group went to the Supreme Court, the National Japanese Diet, Tokyo Train Station, and Japanese Karaoke.
The Supreme Court was our first stop of the day. We took the train/subway there and had a tour of the building. The inside was spectacular, made of marble and meticulously designed. We were able to visit the main courtroom …
... to have them "blessed". The names of the newborns were read out as were our names and we all went into the temple proper where the priests conducted the blessing and purification. We sat barefoot on tatami mats for the whole proceeding. The hard part (other than the floor) was getting up after sitting with our legs folded under us for 30 minutes. It was very interesting.
We then went to a Japanese ...
... went to a matcha tea ceremony at a garden that had bonsai trees that were hundreds of years old. Lunch at the hotel where the food was cooked on hot stone plates made from the lava of Mt Fuji. Then a boat ride which passed under 12 bridges (I previously had no idea how many waterways run through Tokyo.) The boat ride took us to a very cool shopping arcade on Nakamise street. There were large gates at one ...
... baths, which was not easy. Obviously they want you to spend a lot of cash in the entertainment place. When I found them I was directed to a new dressing room. This was the cream of the crop. I was handed two towels, a large one and a small one and was asked to get undressed in the dressing room.
I went in and most people were already but naked. Old and young, but all male of course, the ladies have a different side of the Onsen. So, I stripped my hairy body ...
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
- 2 travel addicts
- to goofy--and superb--kids where just about anything goes
- One Nascar race to the airport
- one great airline crew
- A plethora of video games and videos
- Several cups of helpful people in Tokyo willing to lend a hand or give directions
- 3 Trains
- several cups of monkeying around