TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Shiro Funabashi
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... building and the shop was full of really interesting Japanese designed objects. Lunch was in a Korean restaurant in the midtown building which is a very upmarket area. It included a spa for dogs. We watched a few pooches being pampered through the window. Onto 21 21 Design another Japanese architect designed gallery which does not look large set in the lovely garden but once inside it is huge as it is ...
... after exiting at the wrong station exit. Thanks to Google we ended up finding it and... OH MY!!! It was amazing!!! So many people in the one space. We waiting for the little green man and crossed with thousands of people! It has been compared to Times Square, with huge tv screens everywhere, flashing lights and loud music. It was cool! There were a number of coffee shops above the crossing and we thought the L'Occitane Cafe looked like a good spot. We wanted to ...
... and YES! We now have a sleeping pug figurine which will have to do us until we get home and see our guys.
My definite two highlights for these two days were the Shunkaen Bonsai Garden and Museum and the Temari no ouchi Cat Cafe. The Bonsai Garden is said to have the highest caliber of tree's in Japan. Including an amazing specimen that is the oldest Bonsai in Japan being over 2000 years old. The garden is run by renowned Bonsai master ...
... Onsen (volcanically heated spas) since we left Tokyo, so more on that in the next post. But Coco took us to a brilliant one.
Before going out in Shibuya that night, we had a pleasant encounter with an old friend of Gabe's, James Porter, who happened to be staying at a Tokyo hotel on business (he's now a ship-broker, and judging by the hotel he was staying in quite a successful one!). We had drinks with him in the Peninsula ...
... and a comfortable 30 minute train ride, and we were at the parks. We were so excited! The DisneySea park is beautiful, but I must say, you kinda need to hunt for Disney themes there. I have a feeling that they try and keep the royalties they have to pay Disney down to a minimum, so some of the rides were a bit generic, but they were so much fun. The Indiana Jones ride, a mini Little Mermaid roller coaster, and the Tower of ...
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