Richmond Hotel Narita
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We decided to try to find some place local to eat at for dinner since we were feeling a little sore. Ended up putting in another mile & a half to bring our daily total to 11 miles! We decided to have two dinners. First we stopped in a little place to get some skewers. Ramla casual restaurant. It was really good. We had some normal stuff like ...
... had there been any explanations (either audio or in print) on the works in English. We also checked out the permanent collection which has a number of Picassos as well as a very full collection of Le Corbusier who happened to be the architect of the museum too. After a brief rest to soothe our aching feet we jumped on the train and headed for the Tokyo Dome. The idea was to spot some if the weirder Tokyo residents - the cosplay crowd ...
... We then walked around the area Amazake Yokochou 甘酒横丁. Ama sake is a sweet sake and this neighbourhood has many old stores. Very interesting and quiet area. I tried a cup of hot ama sake at a liquor store - very nice and with bits of fermented rice left in the liquor, much like the Chinese fermented rice dessert. Not too sweet and very mild alcohol taste. Along the same road we found a long queue for traditional taiyaki ...
... going on, and in January, it was "Treasures from Beijing's Forbidden Palace". M-P and I arrived just after opening time on a chilly, rainy morning, and already the wait for the Chinese exhibition was over an hour long. There was no wait for the permanent collection, we were pleased to learn, so we waltzed right in and started admiring the dragons.
... and merchant groups issued their own paper money.
I thought it was interesting that the Asian currency just had writing, whereas the ancient European coins I've seen always bore the portrait of some ruler. Also, the Japanese used rectangular and oval-shaped plates of silver and gold in addition to rounded coins. One of the very old Chinese "coins" on display was in the shape of a tiny sword.
Historical Japanese mints seemed to operate basically the same as ...