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... street. Traditionally a Japanese beer hall (designed by a German architect) this establishment is home to some of the best sautéed potatoes (random, I know!). When we found it again, we couldn't hold back the chance to go back down memory lane.
The sounds and smells that hit us when we entered the hall were so familiar... It was so much fun returning to the hall.
... submerged anyways. Like toilets and their rigs, J-tubs use technology. The best function is the ability to set a static temperature for the bathwater, so there is never the need to top it up with more hot water. This is a major win for J-tubs, because the water is always at the perfect temperature rather than a gradual cooling off as experienced in techless tubs.
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... materials, or themes.
There wasn't much for children in that room, but the other rooms looked like a lot of fun to play in. There were rooms with child-sized shops and houses as well as a tree-house room with a really cool fort to climb around in. For families visiting Tokyo, the museum could be a nice place to take the kids for a few hours on a rainy day if they've got too much energy for a grown-up museum.
The gift shop was also worth a visit. It had some ...
... and a chocolate mud cake for dessert. Yes, that's right, 5 dishes. Hahahaha. I shared the pizza and calamari with my mum a bit, but then she didnt finish her hamburger so I helped out a bit. Of particular note was the cake. It was possible the best chocolate mud cake I've had. Everything about it was perfect. Returned to the hotel very satisfied. So satifisfied I got a stitch walking back, but it was so worth it.
... hour, because I was still loopy from lack of sleep and Ash was sick (a common theme for Ashley). On the way back, we went to look at the winter illuminations in Shinjuku, where they covered a shopping alley in blue lights. Very festive, in a Japanese kind of way. Back at the hotel, we watched TV and passed out pretty early, getting more sleep than we normally would at home, go figure. This was also my first real bed since last being in Tokyo. I was in happy sleepy ...