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 …
... exhibits around different themes. I had run earlier in the day. But not early, just before midday, and it was roasting; officially a high of 30 or so, but I'm sure it was warmer. Frankly, I struggled, and after 7 miles didn't need to wonder where the hostel was. I'm sure I asked the GPS to take me back to Toco, but it got excited by proximity and took me to the nearer Tocomaiso instead. I knew the distance it was telling me ...
... ask for more freedom. They actually did a pretty good job handling it. We are proud.
We are almost all tapped out on blogging. The pics say it all.
Some final reflections:
There are many things we learned about international travel during this trip abroad. Traveling on your own like we've done in Japan, is much different than traveling with a tour, like we did in China. We took for granted all of the behind the scenes ...
... and it was really pretty...it almost felt like there was snow above your head. There were some vendors selling food although as usual we were unsure as to what the food actually was so avoided it!!!
After cherry blossom we had one last stop for the day, Shibuya. This area was similar to Shinjuku...lots of lights, restaurants and shops but its famous for its street crossing. The traffic lights change to red in all directions and people cross the ...
... Crossing. We take the Lonely Planet book's advice and head up to the Starbucks above the crossing for some respite and a great view of the shopping crowd madness on the crosswalk. We're not really up for shopping in the endless department stores ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.