Ota Grand Hotel
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... rests and I take in the Grandberry outlet scene -- a now fabulous Sunday destination for Japanese families has put Minami Machida on the map (and express route!).
An Ukai Tei teppanyaki feast is next. We are treated to an amazing meal that exhausted and jetlagged Lily mostly sleeps through (miso soup and rice notwithstanding). The grounds of Ukai Tei offer jaw-droppingly impressive scenes both inside and out and are a truly memorable last evening in Japan.
... before, there is always someone who knows someone who lives nearby, so suddenly I had an appointment at the Omiya Station information desk at 10 am, with someone I only met once before at a barbecue.
A quick look on my favorite app TripAdvisor showed me that Omiya is also home to many bonsai nurseries and an actual bonsai museum. All together this area is called 'Bonsai village'. I have a soft spot for this artful horticulture that is deeply ...
... Hayao Miyazaki thought up the story in the first place. Cool place! We wandered around for a while, saw some beautiful scenerys and then wandered off a bit in the city. It was very nice to have some silence around you for once; Tokyo is great but usually loud and full of people. Done, we got back to Tokyo, reviewed some kanji ...
Having missed out on an organised tour to the Ashikaga Flower Park , it is a self guided option for us today..
Should be easy enough!
Catch the train from Hamamatsucho north to Omiya station a journey of approx. 40 minutes, then transfer to another line to get to Oyama.. another 30 minutes .. and finally a small local train through to Tomita station.. an approx. 30 minutes further.
Time to sit ...
... plan was to have a meal at the shopping center.
So we finally depart and held to AEON. Indeed it's a big place, with many restaurants, many shops of everything you need.
Meal time first ! Katsudon ! Really good ... there is a salad with some tofu. Still not fan of tofu, but at least I can eat it more often than before.
Yes, there is a picture of the toilets... I found that too classy. Chairs available in front of the mirror, never seen that at least ...