Otsuka City Hotel
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... a deserted train stop for a while, then walked around the Nishi Kasai area.
In the evening a group of us wanted to go to out to dinner at a place that advertised Pizza and Wine. We went there and it was extremely small and they said it required a reservation. Booooo. So we wandered around for many a moon trying to find a decent replacement. Many of the places did not have English ...
Coming down to the lobby in the morning, we met our first foreign traveler. A delightful man from Amsterdam and he was traveling with his 19 year-old daughter.
Just a short, four days in Tokyo, he said, but did not speak of his plans for today.
As the conversation continued, we were interrupted by the daily Tea Ceremony. A ritual in Japan for centuries, we were invited into a compact tea house located just off the main lobby.
... the first 10 minutes and she was shocked and said well you certainly couldn't tell one bit if you were, it went great. Thinking maybe she was just being polite, lol.
Eating at totally new places for lunch was probably the highlight of my week, how sad is that! lol. I love that there is no sales tax here. You don't tip here either which is a strange concept for me and so you get a good size lunch for around 7000 to 1000 yen ...
... singing along to all the American pop music with just as much enthusiasm as girls do at clubs in the states. I was hoping to hear Japanese pop music, but I'm learning as I travel that bars and clubs everywhere we travel prefer to play American music for dancing. We danced in the crowd and had a good time. I would get up on the raised platforms at times to dance above the crowd when I felt like I was getting bumped into too much. It was fun to dance and look down at ...
... feel so much better. We then had lunch and another walk and by ten it was time to start heading ack to the airport. We had our flight back to Melbourne and arrived there and were out of the airport before we were even due in! We went straight to nana and pas house where nana had cooked dinner for us. It was so good to see everyone again! So that's the end of my trip to Japan. I enjoyed it immensely and will forever have may great memories of ...