KKR Hotel Nakameguro
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... and sashimi, as we're not fans of either. Raw fish and seaweed? No thanks. To compound the problem, finding non-pork dishes has been a challenge.
Everywhere, the focus on youth was quite evident, and consumerism thrives here. We felt like seniors at a rave. Anime, karaoke, geisha culture, etc. are found alongside western influences, and consumer electronics are ubiquitous and are big business here. Whole areas of the ...
... to Fujinomiya which is about 2 hours away when there is no traffic. Unfortunately, due to the Japanese holiday, traffic volumes where higher than normal.
We made a short pit stop at Costo in Chiba, it was interesting to go to one in another country. Lots of stuff was the same as home but they also had lots that we don't have. The sushi there was SUPERB!!! For $22 we got 2 large trays of sushi, enough to feed 5 people!!!
... Akihabara. What an amazing place. There was so much going on and lots of UFO catcher places which really kept me entertained and amused watching others throw coin after coin into the machines. What's interesting in Japan is that you can call on the attendants in these places to help you. They will sometimes move the item back a step or back into the original position if you have moved it too far, they will show you how to make the item fall in ...
... with a Y I believe. But yeah, we sat down, and decided to go to Shibuya.
We got a Suica travel card for th Tokyo metro. Then used this to take the Yamanote line to Shibuya.
We got out immediately at that crazy intersection you see in all the Tokyo movies.
Also, at this intersection/station is Hachiko statue. The cute dog sad story.
Then we walked up to Yiyogi park. I think thats what it was called. The one next to Meiji ...
... to start our day. A frappacino is like a smoothie, right? We will just consider it a meal replacement for now.
We had planned a 3 hour tour of Tokyo. We knew after 2 1/2 weeks of tours our attention span would be short. When we met our tour guide Shima San, it was all we could do to keep from saying, "come on dude, 3 hours, show me what you got!" He was nice, but not the best tour guide. He was very difficult to understand and kind ...