Hotel Nikko Tokyo
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this is the first time for me to visit tokyo, and i'm very lucky to stay at this hotel.
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... that the fish have a dedicated temple at the market where the fisher folk say thanks for the produce.
After our fishy breakfast we head off to the 46th floor of the huge Dentsu building to get a panorama of Tsujiki, Tokyo Bay and downtown Tokyo.
It's a fifteen minute walk to upmarket Ginza - known as the Fifth Avenue of Tokyo which is full of exclusive department stores, gas lamps and ...
... and to take some pictures of the city at night. The pool attendant insisted that we wear a swim cap, which he provided, as if hair was a great threat the cleanliness of the facility. It has always struck me as odd that the higher end hotels tend to include less amenities. I was surprised to find that wifi was free. I was almost as shocked when I found out the breakfast buffet was $40. It's as if they want to remind their high class customers that they need to buy things to validate their ...
... of some sort in which I could shower.
Instead I found a big open space with a huge bath on the left with a naked man sitting in it. I estimate this bath would be able to hold about ten men, twenty at a squeeze even though I doubt the nudity would make the latter the most desirable option for most of the patrons.
On the right of this room were full-length mirrors, low plastic stools and a strange sight. Stuff you would normally expect in a shower was all there, but ...
... and some green tea, I started my dying. I was given a piece of fabric and shown different techniques to create different effects. After seeing the amazing dying shop in China, I knew that it wasn't as easy as you would think. Basically using Saran Wrap, marbles, and elastics, I attempted to create a design. There were only one size of elastics which made it touch as some smaller ones would have been nice. Nevertheless, once putting everything together, I ...
... we visited 2 more gardens; the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden and the Jindai Botanical Gardens. Sadly, once again not nearly enough time, but as the gardens had last entries at 3:30 and 4pm and shut an hour later, there was nothing to be done.
We were back in the hotel at 5:30, and at 6, Japanese friends of Aline arrived to take the 3 of us off to a party at the company HQ, of a group of people who used to work with her in ...