Smile Hotel Asakusa
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... a touch screen menu is put in front of you. You pick the things you want and hit 'order'. Suddenly a small bullet train tray will spit out of the kitchen and slide to your spot. It will then stop, and you can retrieve your orders from the train. You then hit a small red button and the train retreats back into the kitchen. We grabbed dessert a few stores down at a small stand. There were these delicious treats that looked like little pancakes filled ...
Arriving at Tokyo train-station and carrying my suitcase up the several stairs I notice how heavy it is. Therefore I decide to take a taxi to the hotel even though the hotel is only 20-25 minutes walk away.
The language barrier with the taxi-driver is wide - as usual. In an effort to explain where the hotel is ,either by its name or by its location, I lean forward and have both arms in the front of the taxi. Somehow I move my arm at the same time the ...
... no litter anywhere. This is shocking as it is extremely difficult to find garbage cans anywhere. Often we had to carry our rubbish with us for quite awhile before finding a bin. After lunch we went to visit Meiji Jingu shrine. I learned the difference between a shrine and a temple in Japan. A shrine is for the Shinto belief. There is a gate that you walk through to get to the shrine. Shrines are spirits of the natural world, emperors, ...
... and leave his friend to fend for himself, but chose to turn back and help him out, albeit with much anger on his face.
We had two long days at the park and for Chris, two long days after a marathon, but we were glad to of been able to visit the Happiest Place on Earth, or at least the Happiest Place on this part of the Earth. Chris made some new contacts at the conference he attended beforehand, he completed the Tokyo Marathon, and we made new memories at Disney. Not bad for a week.