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8. The Japanese do bow a lot.
9. If you enter a room of Japanese people you are meeting, they will gang bow you and maybe even clap.
10. Not only do you take your shoes off when you going a house, some restaurants, and some church buildings, you must be careful how you do it.
11. Eating with chopsticks might be a good way to diet.
12. Using only one chopstick ...
... was SOOO GOOOD! The broth was perfectly seasoned and the noodles were the perfect texture. I wish I had a bigger stomach to order another. My friend (Cyrus) took us to a pub called "Hub" that is full of foreigners. Apparently lots of Japanese girls like to come here to chat with foreigners.
After a couple hours, we migrated over to a building that seemed to sell music and dvd's. There is a floor at this shop that sells/rents out porn DVD's for ...
... but they were very kind to these two clueless Americans. The ladies working at the shop were so sweet, and I got to play with one of their babies-so that was fun.
After lunch we walked to the Sky Tree, a new tall tower in Tokyo that gives you amazing views of the city. Tokyo is huge-it doesn't have the tall buildings of New York, but it goes on forever.
We were getting tired by now, but we had one last stop to make-Akihabara, ...
... on the subway and Yamanote line to Akihabara. It's the electronics district, so I wandered around a few camera shops looking at lenses and other stuff. Then, back on the train and over to the Imperial Palace gardens. It was really peaceful as there were hardly any other people walking around. Lots of guard houses and gardens. There was still a lot of snow, so I couldn't really see a lot of the plants the signs were talking about, but the trees looked ...
... has 6 different lines going through it plus the Shinkansen terminal so yeah, it's bloody massive!
Anyhoo i got pointed in the right direction by an ex-pat who's living in Japan doing some teaching - he was on his way to the games show as well so we jumped on the train together. Now the train journey to the Kaihimmakuhari was about 30 mins on this rapid service, so it missed out quite a few stations. Do you think i saw a single bit of greenery or an open ...