Hotel New Star Ikebukuro
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... of ultra full metro and trains during rush hour, we managed to travel early enough to avoid that experience, and even found some seats available. I suppose it's to be expected when the city contains more than 20 million people! Also, the train/metro stops are quite far apart from each other, so small distances in terms of stops may equal long trips time-wise. We're getting used it.
Meiji-jingu, the largest shinto temple in Japan, is sleepy ...
... to see what was around us...turned out not much other than restaurants, arcades and 'girls bars' which appear to be strip clubs! On our way back to the hotel we called at the 7/11 and bought some beers. Day 2 We decided not to buy into the all you can eat breakfast that the hotel offered, which was pretty much just toast, coffee and soup. We called to the supermarket and bought cereals instead which saw us through our stay...we didn't have bowls, so we bought ...
... busy shopping and entertainment area, The streets were full of walkers and cyclists. This has been a particular annoyance in Japan. The cyclists do not stick to the cycle paths and can whizz past you, almost knocking you off your feet. Like London, they go the wrong way up one way streets, jump red lights and generally are a nuisance. One can never relax whilst walking.
Shinjuku is like it is in films, all neon lights and weird ...
... reason they all allow you to cross at the same time, causing mayhem and confusion to pretty much everyone who is attempting to cross, wether your a first timer or a seasoned pro. any way we crossed it, not to the point of where we wanted to go, but still we crossed it. we then grabbed a much needed need coffee and watched the crazy crossing from a safe distance, with that ticked off the list of things to do, the next thing was to find some night entertainment, ...
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