Livable Square Minami-machida
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Why Godzilla Redux you say? Ahh...because we tore up Tokyo today. Matt and I conquered the subway and rail system today like champs. With our jet lag so much better, we went on a 10 hour odyssey that took us from areas representing traditional Japanese culture and faith to the modern world of manga and anime.
Up early, a curse of jet lag (I am writing this at 5:00 am Tokyo time), we set off to figure out our first subway ride. The subway system here ...
... around 6 p.m. We decided to just go up to the food court in the hotel. They have everything from ramen, udon to pizza. I decided to try the pizza. It was a cheese pizza with basil. It was ok, the crust wasn't as crispy as I like it but it was good. Kylie had udon. It's very cool how you order your food. You go to machine by your food establishment and order what you want on the touch screen and you pay there. Then the machine gives you tickets that you give to ...
... settled we walked nearby to get dinner. Nothing too edgy tonite, just entered a noodle house and ordered some noodles that came with salad. The highlight of the day was when Efren tried to open the little packet of salad dressing. It should be held face down and "snapped" to spray the dressing all over the salad. Very creative actually. Of course we had no idea this was how it was supposed to work -- we tried peeling off the top ...
... We booked a hostel in the central area of many temples and also the area where the few remaining Geishas live and work. Kyoto is a pretty big and crowded city but amongst all the hustle of the city are 2000 temples and shrines, many of which are world heritage sites. We set our bags down and then went out to see some sites. We started at the Kinkaku/Rokuon-ji Temple. This is a golden Zen Buddist temple. We were among the many tourists walking around the temple grounds ...
... was only about 9 hours (as opposed to 12 going there) due to catching a jet stream, I suppose. It left at about 4pm Tokyo time, which was around midnight in LA (the day before). So, as we were climbing to altitude, I took an Ambien and passed out. I was able to sleep, though maybe a bit fitfully at times (because economy class is not comfortable) until about 6am LA time as the sun was coming up and breakfast was being served. Then, I had to repeat Monday all over again . . .
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