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... set off with no reservations. The place only sits about 20 people which is a theme in Japan I really like and we managed to get a table if we came back in an hour and a half. Great 90 minutes to go up tower number two The Landmark Tower, the observation deck it 70 stories up and it has the a Guiness Book of Record plaque for the fastest elevator in the world, whoohoo. When we got to the top the views were like a scene from Blade ...
... dumplings, so we held on to the rest assuming they'd be just as good room temperature (spoiler alert, they were!). The tour that we took was completely free and lasted about two and a half hours. We started at Tokyo Station, and as we crossed the street we learned that it is coming up on it's 100th anniversary, and is sister stations with NY Grand Central, so there should be celebrations this fall for both that we can look out ...
... want to come back some time to do it all again - without the rain.
As in Europe we had stark reminders of how a modern city rebuilt post WWII can cope with the multitudes better than places like Wellington. Although thankfully spared the trauma of war, we are hamstrung on so many fronts by the narrow streets and historic town planning decisions that were made long before motorised traffic was even considered, let alone the ...
... painless, our seats were the bulkhead seats in the front of the first car, and I wasn't feeling brave enough yet to violate our seat assignments (even though the train was almost empty). Took it in stride.
When we got to Ueno, we switched to a cab. I hailed one and showed him the address of where we were going and he politely indicated to me that it would cost too much for us ...
... looking at others on the vehicle. It was odd to me how people were aware of one another, but did not seem to show it.
After transferring to another train and arriving at Gotenba, I was greeted by the startlingly close view of Mt. Fuji. Although traveling alone and having little opportunity to use English, it was difficult to continue to be stressed after witnessing such a view. I settled into my hotel and walked around town.