Okura Frontier Hotel Tsukuba Epochal
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Yoko and her husband who have become close friends with us this summer picked us up early for day trip to Tokyo to see the sights and meet our dear friend Kazu's daughters (which we have not seen in 16 years.) During the train ride we talked a lot to our new friends as well as our last look at Japan. The Summer went so fast. I was getting emotional looking at the landscape ...
We went for walk. Still hot but cooler. We decided to try antique store which was a bust. But across the street was a nice store of homemade crafts. I bought lovely handmade earrings in my favorite color purple and also had leaf dangle from it. We also found in store old vintage travel bag with stickers of someone's travels. Remember those. We asked the price and not for sale. Bummer. It was so COOL. We stopped for groceries so hade some for our return ...
... A LOT to think about, I hope it gives an idea or two to someone out there, too!
Take care my friends & family, I really appreciate all your letters and support. Tomorrow...bank account!
*edit* apologies! I forgot the lesson at the end of the night! Thanks for reminding me.
j004: onaka hetta shinisou - I'm so hungry I'm about to die
onaka hetta - hungry
shinisou (the verb shinu = to die) - about to die
... stopped at a Cake stall and bought a couple of tea time cakes. I was very proud as I ordered in quasi-Japanese, which was progress: “Konichiwa. Ichi strawberry shortcake and ichi fruit tart o kudasai”. Only then to reach my limit when I had to ask for a fork.
On the way back to the Ryokan we stopped in a local playground as Ben had seen some Panda statues that he wanted a photo of me with. Nutter.
Later that evening we ventured out to the ...
... still, and I loved the fact that they were so manga-esque! Tokyo uniforms seem to be tartan pleated skirts, high socks, shirt sleeved white shirt with tartan tie and a sleeveless cricket jumper. According to Brendan, some of them even wear it on weekends! Weird, but cute.
We made our way over to the restaurant which was nearby and down in a basement. Tokyo is very much an “upstairs, downstairs” city with many restaurants and bars on floors other than the ground ...