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... wake up early. As for the subway to airport. Coming in we spent ¥3000 (US$30) on a train. DO NOT DO THAT! There is a subway (slower) that is ¥1300 (US$13) and it includes a one day metro pass. So awesome deal. Just ask an attendant and English might be tough but you'll eventually get it.
New hostel (Asakusa Smile) for the night that is a 5-bedroom mixed dorm for US$17. Cheapest you'll find in Tokyo if you don't mind sharing a room. These big mixed rooms will be my life ...
Arrived into Tokyo after a fairly epic flight and we were
immediately amazed by the place. After getting our trusty JR passes we headed
off to find our hotel. Seriously, don’t travel round Japan without them; free
use on the circular metro line in Tokyo and some bullet train services – once
you master the JR pass wave to quickly get onto station platforms, it’s a
... you can just cross it out on this card-add your home town, "Manchester, Liverpool, London; all the great football teams. Oh." (I had put Ware, guess he's not following that far down the pyramid), and I was into a passport queue of 1, in front of the be bemasked but welcoming man and giving my fingerprints and a picture within minutes. Another smiley man asked if I'd filled out a customs form, doing that gave me time for my rucksack (wt 11.5kg, I'd checked for future ...
... us in with free samples of tea and cakes and, sure enough, it worked. These duty free stores seemed more like regular boutiques than duty free with all the cool, unique items for sale. It was fun to take in as much of the Japanese shopping experience as we could in our last few minutes of being in Tokyo.
All in all, our trip to Tokyo was probably the best we had taken yet. There were no disappointments (other than the size of the Disney store) ...
... Shabu shabu. If you
have not had it (I think this was only my second time), Shabu shabu is when
they bring you a big pot of boiling water and set it on a hot plate on your
table. You use it to cook thinly sliced
beef and vegetables and dip them in delicious sauces before eating them. My favorite part, though, was at the end when they added noodles to the pot
and you ate the noodles and broth as a soup at the end. The flavors were fantastic.