Hotel Villa Fontaine Hamamatsucho
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... and Japan is a country of aging citizens) are riding bicycles on the sidewalk or walking, even in the heart of Tokyo, making it feel, to us, friendly and easy-going.
Another change from forty years ago is the physical size of Japanese people. I remember being able to see two blocks ahead on a crowded sidewalk because I was so much taller than everyone else. But today's young Japanese are taller and huskier than their ...
... we were going. After getting into Tokyo we had to take two other trains to get to the hotel which was a major adventure. We also got turned around several times before we finally found our hotel. We were in our room by 6pm but too tired to go anywhere. We had vending machine cup o noodles for dinner and were falling asleep by 7pm.
Of course falling asleep at 7 meant we woke up way too early but it was ok. We watched some Japanese morning television, which of course ...
... this exact pitch to us..."you like titties?, we got white titties, brown tittes, titties with big nipples, titties with little nipples, big titties, small titties,titties with cream on, frozen titties......Apple pie titties!"...Wow what a pitch i thought, we pleasantly declined and made our way, and out of know where just as we were about to call it a night due to the frustration of trying to find somewhere to have a beer or a JD and coke we then stumbled ...
... people-watching quality about it. But of considerably more charm is the nearby statue of a dog.
Hachiko, so the story goes, used to go down to the station every day to meet his Master after work. In 1925, the Master died, but Hachiko continued to go to the station every day in the hope of seeing him, until his own death ten years later. The Japanese, by way of honouring the faithfulness of this little dog, built the statue and it has become Tokyo’s most ...
... to know, we're supporting Tokyo). Let me tell you, you cannot beat the Japanese for cheering, they are unbelievably organised. Each player has their own original song and there are all sorts of complicated hand and clapping combinations that seem to accompany each one, as well as random English sounding chants of 'Let's Go Giants' and what sounds like 'He's not scared' when one of their batters comes in. The enthusiasm is second to none with not even a beat between chants - ...
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