Mercure Hotel Narita
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... it, she still takes a lot of pleasure from the act of flying itself and was keen to sing its virtues. Plus as she rightly pointed out, the train/ferry option to Japan would have left us little or no time in Japan itself, given our timescales. Fair point. I threw myself into The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux, trying to immerse myself in somebody else's overland travel to escape the confines of my seat. We also tried to get some sleep, but ...
... strolling for the sake of strolling, and enjoying a leisurely coffee at what is quite possibly the World's cutest little coffee shop, Kayaba.
Kayaba exemplifies what Japan does so well, by marrying different eras and creating something wonderful - it's a contemporary little coffee shop, but housed inside of a traditional building dating from the 1920s. Even better, a latte here was as good as ...
... go for dinner (tofuya at Tokyo Tower - recommended by Carrie) was booked out so we went to Skytree instead. Big shopping centre inside an enormous tower - I think it's about 350m tall or more. Crazy! We had some dinner & slowly made our way up to get tickets for the lookout level and realised we were 5 minutes too late already. Oh well, heading back down and Basti got his hand jammed in the opening doors of the lift - definitely ...
... issues but the Police buses were big.
We found a heap of shops back at the train station that we explored after Jane's 20 minute wait for the toilets.
After a little more shopping we grabbed our bags from the lockers and jumped on the JR NEX train bound for Narita airport. They are not as fast as the Skyliner we took on the way from the airport into Tokyo, but funky looking and just as nice inside I guess.
Once at the Narita airport ...
... on the town's Japanese website that activities were scaled-back for this year because of the setsuden (energy conservation) policy. There wasn't a list of things specifically canceled or scaled back, although there wasn't a lot listed on the schedule either. From the pictures, it looked like there was usually a parade. I did an English internet search and only came up with one forum post saying the parade was cancelled, but without any links to where the info ...