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... but after compiling everything today I am now seeing that it was a worthwhile trip and excited to start pulling it all together.
Oh almost forgot, I learned a new japan culture item today: I couldn't figure out why every time I ordered tea I got the little creamer looking package, then I seen one of the ladies today open it and put it in her tea. I asked what is was and she replied it was milk and ...
... 5-tiered pagoda that was destroyed in WWII, but It has been restored since.
I saw the Asakusa Shrine. It was built in 1649 and is work of art. It was a busy day and time to once again utilize the train system back to central Tokyo.
I am not sure if I have mentioned it yet, but the doors open to public places by touching the handle. They almost always slide open. They don't just automatically open when you approach like in the States.
... t disappoint, for me the highlight was the food hall cos the presentation was amazing. I've never actually been to the Harrods food hall or Fortnum and Mason from what I can remember but I'd imagine it's along those lines. Second obviously was the makeup department - amazing! I wanted to take pictures of all the beautiful cakes and exquisitely presented bento boxes but was told it wasn't allowed though I did manage to sneak a couple in without getting ...
This morning we woke up and packed for the last time this holiday. While we're were all excited to get home and see our families, it was sad to say goodbye to Japan. We then caught the train to Ueno zoo. It was very different to zoos in Australia. The animals had much less space and we felt sorry for them. It was also very interesting to see the different types of animals in Japan. They actually had kangaroos there which we really didn't ...
... over Christmas, especially the lights! So interesting.
The food...fish is so fresh and delicious. Some of the food baffles me. I have never seen so many "sweets" in my life- and I have no idea what they are. The green tea in Kyoto was so delicious. The noodles were good too and it is important to slurp loudly when eating noodles (which seems like a contraindication).
It has been a great trip. Thanks for sharing with me!