Hotel Strix Tokyo
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... morning studying and sorting out my coins -.- If you ever go to Japan, make sure to spend your coins because they have a habit of rapidly multiplying. I counted mine this morning and found 999 yen worth of coins. After the obvious OCD-attack over the fact that it was 999 yen and not 1000 I started sorting out the coins and put them in separate piles. Perhaps this will help... For a while... Right, I'm off too school! ...
... minutes of being underground, I was at
long last waiting on the right platform for the right subway.
The subway ride itself was uneventful except for a sign I saw denoting the
area underneath the sign for the invalid or elderly. I mistook the crutch one
of the simplified people was holding for a syringe, leading to an extremely interesting
mental image: Rush hour, Tokyo, everyone being physically stuffed into the train,
while a guy with a ...
... we'd gone too far so we could turn around. And then on the other side of the street, with no English anywhere of course, we found it! It's fairly small... a few big tables that might seat 6-8 plus some seating at the bar, maybe seats 40 total. Thankfully they did have an English menu with pictures, so Tina ordered something called the original special and I ordered some spicy one. I never tried Tina's, but mine was OMGAMAZING. We made the terrible mistake of ordering ...
... on Japanese women but things did not work out completely for him...so after a couple of beers I left for my dorm bed :-)
The next morning I started a little Tokyo tour and first went to the Meiji shrine. Emperor Meiji was the emporer who started the process of modernisation and he was a keen fan of things European especially French wines. He is still very much revered in Japan and I watched a ceremony of Japanese men and women all dressed ...
... and incredibly willing, helpful and friendly staff. I can't wait to see what adventures tomorrow brings, but right now, clean and relaxed, that futon is looking pretty comfy after all the cramped airplanes sleeping. And I am no contortionist.
Funny thing of the day: It's not enough that we are spending 2 weeks in Japan, but while on layover in Detroit, we ate at a Japanese restaurant in the airport.