Hotel Villa Fontaine Tamachi
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Changi Airport (3:30 AM)
After 2 months of reading travel blogs, planning the itinerary and pre-ordering/booking tickets, rail passes and hotels, I finally find myself waiting a little under 2 hours more before I board my plane to Tokyo from Singapore.
But before that, a quick breakfast in Changi Airport. My friend wanted to eat …
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I arrived late on Sunday night in Tokyo, after nearly 24 hours of travel. I successfully navigated the trains from the airport to Meguro, where Franklin and Alyssa live, with the help of some great directions and, thank the lord, transliterations of station names on all of the signs. I ...
... with some good drinks and conversations.
Tokyo is a very clean city, and very organised. Smoking is prohibited on the street, and there are special smoking areas near the stations. (Its funny cause you can smoke inside bars, that Mark hates)!
We did spend a lot of time shopping, looking around for some good bargains. There are lots of department stores. In Ginza, a six story toy shop helped lighten our wallet. Lots of Star Wars for Mark, and train stuff for ...
... course Hello Kitty and other assorted cartoon stuff.
After the tour we visited Electric town in Akihabara to find an adapter, we found one! Which was all we needed, so all’s good. We lunched at that internationally renowned Japanese kitchen-style, 'the sushi train’. After lunch we took the train to Tokyo station to collect our Japan Rail passes. These allow us to travel on all JR trains throughout the country and, as we will be doing ...
... Scott a thank you note with a little present from home that my sister had sent for me to give to my hosts across the world.
I then meet Chris and Natalia at Hachiko to then head east, towards Asakusa, Ueno, and Akihabara. Asakusa is a place with a bunch of shrines and temples and quite touristy. The famous 5 level pagoda is over there and so is also a modern skyscraper (surprise!) called the Skytree. It's about mid day and we don't see any point of going to the top of ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Villa Fontaine Tamachi Minato
Basic necessities. Staff speaks decent english and is very honest. Left my wallet on the front desk. They called me up and brought it to me in my room.
Room is big enough for 2 people, 3 would be too crowded. Bathroom is very clean.
For a very reasonable price, we got a nice room to stay during my 4 days leisure travel in Tokyo. This place was very accessible to all the major places we wanted to go to.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.