InterContinental Hotel Tokyo Bay
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... decided what to try as I fought my way through the crowd to try to get into the main temple.
To get to the main temple I had to take a huge detour. The main path to the entrance was quartered off by the police. I traced the constant flow of people back to the market stalls and beyond. I made my way over to the flow and made my way down the side but every entrance was barred by barricades and police, I had to walk halfway down the street before I was able ...
... of Japanese ceramics and porcelains - their designs are tastefully elegant with imprints of seasonal changes, patterns with undulating swirls with in-lays of plum blossoms and delicate foliage scroll work to name a few. We decide on a few pieces to take home for ourselves - sets of four tea cups and bowls with what looks like a little man climbing up midway in a sea of flowers and waves. We also spend a couple of hours in Ginza which is Tokyo's most famous ...
... Statue of the dog that kept waiting for his master to return even after he had passed away. We did a little shopping and went home. We were all tired. Tyler did some major shopping. He bought his only sports coat and a jacket at Uni Qlo, - kind of a Japanese Gap. I don't know what everyone else bought. I'm glad Elaine was here to take everyone around while we were gone. Everyone back at the hotel. Tomorrow we travel to ...
... They are usually found in 7-11 stores and Post Offices. But, of course the airport has them for all the incoming foreigners. The exchange in Japan is simple to figure. 10,000 Yen equals $100. So, 100 Yen is $1.
The next hurdle was to figure out the subway and train system. Once I found my train from the airport, my next obstacle was to find the connection points. I have to use 3 trains to get from the airport to the hostel.
... in town. We learnt through beautiful paintings about Kabuki theatre and how it started out 300 years ago as a more riské form of social entertainment for the common layman and was even associated with the red light district. In more recent years it has become one of the more refined and cultured experiences one can delight in and we were both pretty keen to one days see what this is all about.
We met up after with Kuichi for another taste ...