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TravelPod Member ReviewsPrincess Garden Shinagawa
We left after one night. Rooms were tiny, not well maintained, and in some case not clean upon arrival. Location is convenient to public trans portion and restaurants though.
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... on the roads at all, public transport works in Japan.
There are loads and loads of stairs in the metro system, sit down when you can and use the escalator.
Always check you luggage doesn't have an annoying squeak, rattle or rumble before you leave.
Fatty tuna, nom nom nom!
The Japanese people are the friendliest I've met, especially to tourists.
Japan is a perfect mix of historical and modern culture, if you get the chance, ...
... open space - with tables, parasols and requisite vending machines for beverages. We have since come to realise that there are loads of these beautifully kept public areas, with lots of well spaced out loos and drinks machines. There's a real sense of living as part of a community. We then walked along to the Ginza area and had lunch in a small sushi bar. It was full of locals and 2 ladies having their lunch ...
... but it was a kimono with long sleeves and a sash called an obi. I then asked her, “Why are there are different types of kimonos and do the colors mean anything?”. She then explained that, just like we wear different attire to different occasions, there are different kimonos for different occasions. They have kimonos for casual occasions and different events such as weddings and graduations. Next she explained, over time people began to wear different ...
... in the gardens.
Third stop was Askakusa Cannon Temple and markets. You were also able to make another wish in the temple here and here you had to cover yourself in smoke from burning incense before you were allowed in. You hd to ensure the smoke went on your face and in your hair!
Lunch was included and served at the Sibya Yayoi Hotel which stands for seaside hotel. Lunch was soup, choice of beef ...
Well, we never actually saw Obama. We got off the train a stop early to hit up some shopping. We happened upon a fun street stand for a 'toy store' and found some gifts we had been looking for and something we had not but I had to have. I got Shaun the sheep socks!! We continued on to the intended store, a fabric store I read about online. We couldn't find it, but then saw on a mall guide the the 5th floor was a store in ...