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Up by 6am to catch the 8.40am train from Shin Osaka to Tokyo. Got there over an hour early so bought some food from the trip and hung around the station. It was a bullet train (Shinkansen) with just a few stops to Tokyo. Unfortunately, we couldn't book seats on the left side of the train (mountain side) but it wasn't an issue. Had a bit of a sleep …
... but most pieces were excellent (to my untrained eye). We really enjoyed the collection of swords (the blades still seem so sharp, even after 900 years); samurai armour (a small set; one helmet was so obviously the source of inspiration for Darth Vader…); and a badger as monk (called, "Raccoon dog" which it so wasn’t. Also, some stunning vases, compelling statues of the 12 heavenly generals, and a couple of ...
... for our meal. How we understood all that in Japanese, I have no idea, but it all worked out. We decided to keep it simple and just order one bowl to share, which meant just one button to push. Why there were 35 buttons on the machine was beyond me, but I couldn't ask anyway since I didn't speak Japanese. We found out later that all the extra buttons were for condiments, extra ingredients, and miscellaneous other things ...
... We could see why!
The stores here were 8 or 9 stories high and just packed with every electronic gizmo you could ever dream of. I thought that I know a few people who would have thought they died and gone to heaven if they found themselves here (you know who you are). There were aisles and aisles of USB sticks, mice, laptops, camera's, iPod accessories, cables and every kind of do-dad you can imagine. We spent some ...
... particular day, I had honest to goodness met any single last one of them, some of whom occupied the same train I did. It was a pretty standard ride, and had the usual mix of business men, japanese ganguro girls, japanese high school girls and of course, the customary old japanese Oba-chan who lurked the aisles.
This train, however, contained a rather large centrepiece, in the form of a junior sumo wrestler taking up half the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHyatt Regency Tokyo Shinjuku
hyatt is a big name, and it doesn't lie. situated at the heart of tokyo, it's easy to move around.
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