Hotel New Star Ikebukuro
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I woke up far too early this morning by the continuous rocking of my bed. The windows were chattering hard and being as confused and tired as I was my first thought was that it was really windy today. But no. After a few moments of thinking, the obvious answer was earthquake. The whole ordeal was over in about a minute of watching my lamp swing back and forth in the ceiling. I've been through earthquakes before, but most of them can't ...
... rainy season doesn't really work! In the evening we went to a bar were we ordered all the food via computer – crazy! It was incredible- approximately 15 seconds after hitting the beer button on our computer a beer would show up – almost magical!
The following morning we woke up at 3:45am with hopes of visiting the tuna auction at the largest fish market in the world. Only 120 tourists are allowed into the auction each morning. We knew we'd ...
... the grounds and followed them through. The Palace is the residence of the Japanese Imperial family and is set in an area of parkland surrounded by stone walls and moats. The former Edo Castle, which was the home of the ruling shogun, stood on the same site between 1603 and 1867. In 1868 the shogunate was overthrown and the country's capital and Imperial Residence were moved from Kyoto ...
... flights and contortionists at this time. I'll leave it up to your imagination.)
So far, navigating has been relatively easy, but it takes both of our strengths to do it well. I have the capability to plan out the trip ahead and know what lines and directions we need to take, while Mario is better at observation and split-second decisions, making him a more capable navigator under the pressures of Tokyo ...
... hands of the resident monks who would pray over it, and hopefully bestow good fortune. Coins were tossed into the temple offertory crib. Outside, the faithful drank water from a sacred well, and fanned themselves with smoke from a holy fire as they approached the temple.
Our main sightseeing day in Tokyo was spent with a young woman named Haruna who had gone to school at San Francisco State, and was a volunteer with ...