Otsuka Station Hotel
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... tower. We just decided on the North tower. To get there you need to get off at Tochomae station which is directly underneath. There was posters up inside which showed how the government was preparing for the Olympics 2020 which is being held in Tokyo. We were taken to the 48th floor and looked out onto the whole of the city. It was amazing. The city is ridiculously huge and everything is tightly packed in. We even got to see Mt Fuji in ...
... but unfortunately, I can't replace it with the same. There were a few other little wooden spoons and forks that I should have bought but didn't. Hopefully, we can return after the tour finishes or I may be able to buy some along the way on our tour.
We returned to the hotel by about 2pm. Joseph didn't return till 5.30pm. He had had a field day with 1200 photos. Unfortunately, he couldn't get ...
... one of the tallest structures in the world (over 100m taller than the Sears Tower's peak), though it's just a TV tower so it's kind of cheating. It's an impressive looking tower and we were looking forward to seeing all of Tokyo stretched out before us. Unfortunately, due to wind conditions, they weren't selling any more tickets that day and they were only selling same day passes. Disappointing! We might have to try again in a few days.
Nevertheless, at Asakusa ...
... style. I was the only guest and it was really cool to be there...was given a Japanese pipe with tobacco as a present and of course they wanted to take my picture.
After this nice encounter went to a Fish restaurant and had a tuna bite, apparently part of a Tuna Jaw...with the flesh still on which was quite tasty.
So first impressions of Japan:
Extremely organised in everything they do
Toilets have automatic butt ...
Today was definitely a much better day and I am getting excited about the coming week. I finally found a machine my cards worked in this morning so that relieved a lot of stress. I then walked down to grab breakfast and then walked back to the apartment and realized how much I really enjoyed the early morning walk even in the light sprinkle. Thinking I need to make morning walks my routine.