Keio Hachioji-ekimae Hotel
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... but ended up staying for over four hours. It just kept going around every turn! My absolute highlight was the prairie dogs, because they would make this adorable little squeal every couple of minutes, and one of them looked like he was pestering the rest. Oh, and the monkeys... Due to the inappropriate things they were doing on the highest point of the mountain in their cage. Use your imagination.
For those of you unfamiliar to an onsen, as I was, it is a popular ...
... s love of Shinkansen (bullet trains) had him quickly
rise to become the Train Master.
Paul (Me): Along for the ride and cultural experience, with paper based instructions to get to
all our accommodations, I was the Hostel Directions master, guiding us safely
to our temporary homes.
Crashing with a cousin
While I had only just arrived in Japan, it was already time to get on the move again. After a quick ...
... wandered over.
Up 40 flights to the top, I found a nice restaurant which was pretty much empty. I walked to the window to take pictures of the stunning view. I found the 1964 Olympic Stadium for the Tokyo Summer Olympics. I absorbed the view (for FREE this time), then descended back to the bustling streets. I walked some of the streets of Shibuya for about an hour, before getting lunch.
I walked into a shopping center, where traditionally the basement ...
... tree that still had blossoms and, as expected, everyone was wanting a picture. Better than nothing.. Afterwards, we strolled the park and sampled some afternoon sake at a food fare set up nearby (Yay!), then walked our way to the old neighborhood of Yanaka - an area filled with temples and structures dating before WW2.
That evening we met up with Cindy's old friend from work, Nami, who met us in Harajuku - One of Tokyo's fashion ...
... later, I pulled out my map and tried to ask her where a few things in Tokyo were. She didn't speak anything in English except "No" and "OK" and her answers went like this. "No, ok...ok no"So I gave up with a Arigattoo gozaaimaasss.Minutes later, not to be held back by a language barrier, she pulled out her phone, hopped on her translator and lo and behold, we had an entire conversation on the bus through her phone as it translated from one language ...