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... are blocks and blocks and blocks of tiny little pubs/izakayas that specialize in cooking a few items VERY well. This truly is one of the great food cities of the world.
While heading to visit the garden of the Canadian Embassy one morning, we came across the Takahashikorekiyoo Memorial Park. It turned out to be the highlight of the day. The typical, exquisitely planned Japanese garden design was so relaxing, ...
... is taken off in more private settings.
We feel privileged to have experience the other side.
After a long nap in an effort to overcome jet-lag, we decided to have a buffet dinner at the hotel. The meal was very expensive by San Diego standards and only so-so.
Tomorrow Daniel and Miki will meet with us and we will start to see Tokyo. Until tomorrow.
First we went up and up and up (it was a really long way up) in a lift to level 45 of Tokyo Municipal Government Observation tower. Here are some of the highlights of the view: Fuji-san (Mount Fuji to you and me), Tokyo Sky Tree, Tokyo Tower, a domed building which is a school, and even a mini version of the Empire State Building! Then we went to Shibuya crossing, it's the busiest crossing in the world! In ...
Despite being a megacity, most parts of Tokyo are quiet. There are exceptions, of course, Shinjuku, Akihabara, Shibuya, are all about sensory overload. But mostly, its a very quiet city.
Some of this is because the Japanese are more addicted to their phones then we are, and they spend their commutes and their coffee breaks glued to them. Some of this might be because they, like Americans, are obviously working way too many hours. Anytime ...
... of merchandise from the gift shops. I'm not sure whether this was was a deliberate ploy in the promotional video, or whether I'm just cynical, but it seemed pretty blatant to me.
Filing off the bus, an hour before opening, we were confident of getting a position close to the front of the queues for entry. Wrong. There were already thousands of people queuing, in typical patient Japanese fashion, waiting to be granted entry. We were ...