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 …
... so slightly more. "It even has avocado on it"... done deal. In less than 5 minutes I'm inhaling a cheeseburger and Rox tried a McShrimp burger as Kip looked on at us in disgust. I felt guilty, but not that guilty. Kip ended up ordering from a touch screen at a noodle shop and sitting at the bar with like-minded kids, all with their headphones in. Rox and I looked on at him with pride. Our 10hr flight home in a half-filled 767 was a breeze, especially with a 140mph tailwind ...
... having food, so the temple provided some much needed shelter. We threw some money into the well and said a prayer then shook a box which gave us a wooden stick with Japanese writing on it, which we then found the corresponding drawer and took a piece of paper with our fortune written on it. Next we walked back towards the train past some markets and stopped to buy some nice fancy chopsticks and Scott spotted a massage place and was desperate to get ...
... Instead we stumbled upon Meiji Shrine, which was on our list of places to go to, so we changed our plans and visited their instead. A shady path leads you to the shrine. Half way up we were approached by a group of five young women who told us they are university students and asked ever so politely if we would have time for them to show us around the shrine. They are university students learning English and were keen to practice on native English speakers. ...
... to board our JAL flights to Hanoi. Here we catch up with Peggy and Frank Gundlach, who flew American through Chicago. Their plane was an hour late taking off, so they were nervous about the connection. They are breathless when they arrive at our gate. They are relieved to meet up with us, and more importantly, our plane.
Our trans-Pacific flight was labeled “JAL” but had an American crew, American food,etc. Our flight to Hanoi is truly ...
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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.