Richmond Hotel Yokohama Bashamichi
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... rattling around. With that done we pressed on with the bikes to gion, the shopping and historic geisha district in the north of the city. Given the absence of any geisha girls, the ride was probably the highlight as there are no discernable rules and most of the day was spent weaving through commuters on the pavement, very narrowly avoiding a number of accidents. Rixt was off that evening so Eric and I agreed to meet for some ...
Packed and left the hotel before 10am...must be a record! Caught the shuttle bus to Shinjuku and JR line to Harajuku. Walked down Takashita Street to see the crazy clothes shops. There were lots of crepe places there that looked wicked!
Saw a few Harajuku girls down the street. Also saw a line up to a shop that was yet to open. Even after the opened the doors, people didn't move until the door guy said they could enter! Can't imagine that happening ...
... people. Not only in Tokyo, but throughout our trip, there were many kind locals on the subway or on the streets who would offer us directions if we seemed lost. Their English level was also impressive. Everyone we encountered, from subway clerks to shop owners to food stalls, they all seemed to speak at least a few words of English, or more. The second thing we experienced in its authenticity, was Japanese food. When we first arrived in Tokyo after riding the train ...
... have ever had. It was a lovely way to spend the day and was feeling much better afterwards. I walked back to the station along the harbour. Lots of Australians around as they had come to Japan on a cruise and the ship was docked at Yokohama. There was a German beer festival happening near the Red Brick Warehouses, a smaller version of Oktoberfest I imagine. There was also a cup noodle museum... They have museums for everything. I decided to save my money but lots ...
... I went to the Honkan building, which is shown on their map as the Japanese Gallery but in my guidebook is referred to as the Main Gallery. I found the temporary exhibit on the first floor. I went through it first. It had many wood sculptures that were all carved by the same famous Japanese sculptor, Enku. I can't say I was impressed by the work.
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