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... most other developed nations in train service. The train to Tokyo was clean, comfortable and fast. It even had a food trolley lady selling snacks (Harry Potter fans, it's like the food trolley on the Hogwarts Express with no chocolate frogs).
Shinjuku Station is touted as the world's largest and busiest train station, and we were trying to manage it with suitcases. The mostly young crowd in the station ...
... secretly hoping for a few drops of rain, or a little snow, or something other than zero clouds, warm sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Still, we had no option but to just go, and make the best of it.
Down to the Palm Terrace Hotel's breakfast again, and it was similarly fantastic. Slight variations on the food offered at yesterday's buffet, but very fresh, and a very hearty start to a day of walking miles around Disneyland/sea. We ...
... 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 ...
... that she is. That car was the Japanese version of a 59 Corvette - They could've used in it in the movie American Graffiti. Although I'm sure I remember seeing it in the original Godzilla movie - LOL.
And speaking of transportation - further during our walk we witnessed mothers riding bicycles with 3 children in tow - such a balancing act is ...
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 ...