The Ritz-Carlton Tokyo
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- Minbar in room
- Airport Transportation
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... the girls took the opportunity to go shopping in the big city. It was a lovely walk through magnificent trees. Many Japanese as well as westerners visit here. The rain is intermittent. We're very grateful for the time in between when it stops raining. We met back up with the group of teenagers and wander through Yoyogi Park where the locals go to be seen on Sundays. We caught the end of a rock concert and a little market then it was time to ...
... That would cover over 90% of the males here.
We stand out on the trains. Sort of like "whose that white boy".
One thing we have noticed though, all of the people are very friendly. All smiling, and they chat to me, and I have no idea what they are saying, but don't care.
Great japanese food tonight. Again we stood out among the locals, but I shook the chefs hand on the way out, and he kept bowing.
First day was really good.
... floor was great - especially as it was free. There were also two fantastic shops on the observation floor where we picked up some more souvenirs before being kicked out at 11pm.
We caught the train back to Shinagawa where we were amazed at the number of people (looked like business people) still catching the trains. After a long day, it was only 10 minutes back to the station, cross the road and we were at our hotel - to fall into bed!
... maps, one must pay attention to train schedules by the minute. If google says to get on the 11:18am train on platform 1, getting on the 11:17am is not Ok, we learnt this the hard way unfortunatly.
In our short time there however we were able to interview two Babson Alums who were presidents of notable businesses in Tokyo. One of them ran Aroma Bloom a retail store ...
... and buy a talisman (my first and only) for luck and success. Walking back to reach the station we pass by the Shinkyo sacred bridge which sits between the town of Nikko and its main shrines. Its red lacquered span arches gracefully across the sparkling Daiya River and it is much smaller than I thought it would be. Legend has it that the hermit who settled Nikko was carried across the river here by two serpents. In feudal times, the sacred bridge could be used only ...