Miyako Hotel Sawadaya
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- High-speed internet in room
- Free parking
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Banquet room
- Meal plan
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... can get sandwiches and pastries. They also are a quick option as we are trying to see as much as we can while here.
Japanese temples are Buddhist and have heavy, large wooden entrances. Japanese shrines are Shinto and have a less heavy entrance with two cross bars on top of two vertical beams. Many of the shrines and temples are up on hills and require climbing many stairs to enter.
The Japanese train system ...
... very much in Japan, so it was really quite odd, some buildings remain abandoned and on some there are markers of water levels of tsunami, I just couldn't imagine this entire area underwater, in one doorway of what I think was some sort of community centre there where some photographs of these streets after the tsunami which made for sad viewing, a walk to a nearby park on top of a hill overlooking the coast and out over the Pacific Ocean also offered some before and ...
... sword, about as close as I could get to the real thing. (I love this sort of stuff, what can I say?)
After Asakusa, Mr. Sasaki and Mrs. Sasaki dropped us off at the airport quite early, so we had lots of time to kill. From there, we checked in and split up, where I got a few interesting Japanese snacks to bring ...
... grandson, and Mr. Sasaki and his family (wife, daughter, grandson) took us to a Japanese China Town, where we walked around a fair bit and enjoyed the decorations. We ate lunch at a buffet, with a different sort of concept. More like a restaurant, you pay a set price, and then order whatever you want. The waiters bring it to you instead of you getting up. I found it interesting, how little details like that can be different in ...
... wrapped up and I was taken home to the Obas who, as a treat, took me out to dinner at a restaurant called Coco's, for some good ol' American food...Japanese style! I had a lot of fun there, and it was kind of interesting, spotting the differences in food they offered there as opposed to here in America.
I spent a great last evening with them and prepared to head out to Tokyo the next ...