Otsuka City Hotel
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... trying new things right?
Getting use to the train system finally so after my big workshop tomorrow (wish me luck) I will be ready to plan some site seeing adventures for the weekend.
Well I have lots of work to do tonight to prepare for tomorrow so keeping this one very short. I sure miss everyone back home!
... on the tops of their heads. Brainfish, obviously.
I took early leave from work today, reasoning that there would most likely be fewer people on a weekday afternoon than on a weekend. I was most likely right, but it was still extremely crowded. Given the limited amount of space, it was rather vexing that two of the pieces, both video installations, had seats in front of them. Yes, it's the best way ...
... other robots. There was a robot made for therapy--it was a baby seal! We saw a huge message contraption, but couldn't use it because it was in Japanese. The space exploration exhibit was awesome, they had signatures of every person who has gone to space (and I guess still alive when the building was made?).
We went on a quest for dinner to find O-toro, fatty tuna! We went into a ...
This morning we ate a quick breakfast and caught a taxi to the station. We caught a local train to the main station and caught our Shinkansen to Tokyo. There were 3 Shinkansens leaving for Tokyo within 10 minutes! It is amazing how many people want to go from Kyoto to Tokyo! Our trip was a 2 hours but we passed the time quickly by watching episodes of downtown abbey, my new favourite tv show. Once off the Shinkansen, ...
... teselating market stall and stores. This whole area backs up onto the anime district where girls in costumes usher you into comic-book stores and arcades. Here's a video from youtube showcasing the area:
- And here's a video of the 'Super Geek' culture in effect. This was a queue I stumbled upon where grown men were ...