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... difference, so I watched five movies! I caught up on my Marvel films with "Ant Man" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier", and also watched "Aloha" and "The Water Diviner" both of which I liked very much. I also re-watched "Jurassic World" there at the end of the flight - plenty of action to keep me awake!
I landed at Narita Airport and at the advice of my nice seat make, Indy, I got a ticket for the ...
... up. Unfortunately, it was hazy in the distance and we couldn't see Mount Fuji. On leaving the government building, it started to rain (hence the haze) and we walked to a nearby set of gardens, called Shinjuku Gyoen. They were closed. So we took a JR train a couple of stops south, and went into the Meiji Jingu Shrine and gardens. This was a shinto shrine dedicated to Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. We wandered in through the rain, past donated barrels of ...
... is staying over in the same hotel tonight and is coming to Yokohama with us to show us the sights before we sail on Sunday. She is great company and doing so well with both her written and spoken English - much better than the poor attempts at Japanese that we have. I think "Arrigato" (thank you) is about the extent of our extensive Japanese vocabulary !!
Naomi and I are planning to head to the Tsukiji Fish Market at 4am tomorrow morning to watch ...
... few people speak English. Fortunately though, station names are in both English and Japanese. The airport is quite far out of the city and only the larger stations are included on the map that we had. This led to a nervy journey, with much of it spent questioning whether we were even on the right train! Fortunately we were and managed to find our way to the district of Asakusa and our hostel – K’s House.
K’s House turned out to be a ...
... in Kits. Small world!
My next stop was the funky fashion district of Harajuku. Its a place where young Japanese dress up in crazy, wild clothes and hang out in weekends. I did some wandering there, interspersed with hiding in stores for the heat, and went to visit the Meji Temple that was surrounded by a huge park. It was beautiful and peaceful in there and it was hard to remember you were in the middle of bustling ...
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