Intercontinental Plaza Hotel
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... about bank embezzlement.
Had to do four stair carries with my heavy luggage (filled with snacks from Costco)--you can't expect local train stations here to have escalators or elevators to get to and from the platforms. Typical pattern here is one escalator, invariably going in the opposite of my intended direction.
I must be learning some Japanese. At breakfast at the hotel, I understood when the shuttle ...
... Maybe Japanese children are scared easily??? The rides all had the potential but seemed to be tuned way back and were slow....but we still had an awesome day! It wasn't busy so we didn't have to wait much and were able to go on all the "good" rides several times. My Disney tradition is a smoked turkey leg snack.....in 'Murica it is some sort of genetically modified monster huge turkey leg, soaked in buttery goodness, a bit disgusting and impossible to finish. ...
After a rather fast paced first day. We slowed things down in the afternoon leading into our first night. Once we arrived back into our part of the city. We first stopped in at Yodobashi Camera. This is like a JB HI-FI store only about 10 levels high. We went in looking for headphones and ended up spending about an hour and a half just marveling at the sheer technological craziness.
Level after level ...
... Shabu shabu. If you
have not had it (I think this was only my second time), Shabu shabu is when
they bring you a big pot of boiling water and set it on a hot plate on your
table. You use it to cook thinly sliced
beef and vegetables and dip them in delicious sauces before eating them. My favorite part, though, was at the end when they added noodles to the pot
and you ate the noodles and broth as a soup at the end. The flavors were fantastic.
... expect the unexpected in Tokyo, I was not expecting to find the lunch special of the decade when transferring subway lines late in the morning. I was walking through a small corridor between lines lined with lunch stalls. Since it was getting close to lunch time (around 11am), they where just starting to put out the lunch bento boxes of the day. I just happened to find a sushi bento for (no joke) 500 yen! ...