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... and none would take international cards. Tried outside and still couldn't find an ATM. Finally found a bank and got some money out. A simple task which should've taken 5 minutes took over an hour.
Decided to go to Ueno and had lunch in a park there. Had a look at some temples and shrines and then stumbled upon the best zoo ever. It only cost $6 for adults and free for kids. Went inside and they had Panda bears, Polar bears, snow owls, toucans, seals, lions, ...
... no interpretive materials. How can a world class attraction in a world class city offer no interpretive materials for tourists? Makes me wonder what a Japanese person's experience would be in, say, Chicago's Field Museum, for example.
If you ever have the opportunity to visit the NACT yourself, you should ...
... gardens and quiet streets with very old and elegant houses with a minimum number of tourists. Everyone walking through the area seemed completely respectful of the space. I think if we returned to Kyoto, we would try to find a Ryokan in that area. We took the Shinkansen (bullet train) back to Tokyo. It was the best train ride ever. We took the Green car option with our Japan Rail pass which afforded us first class seating. It rivaled any bus, train or plane in terms of comfort ...
... came out of the wrong exit ......but we found it and were very suprised at how nice it is! It is well known that hotel rooms in Japan are very small, but we have an Apartment Hotel that has a little kitchen and lounge area as well,plenty of room! And the bathroom has one of the funny electric toilets which we have no idea how to work but it heated up and squirted water at David,so he pressed so many buttons,now it seems to have died! At least we ...
... part of town for that as the train was full, but not to that extent.
Onto the sightseeing. We only had 2 days in Tokyo, so we just tried to get a feel for the city rather than doing everything as there really is so much to see. We made sure we got to the Fish Market really early for the famous sushi, which was really good, even at breakfast. The market itself was an eye-opener, with tons of varieties of seafood available, quite a few of which we had never seen before. There ...