Saitama Grand Hotel Honjo
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My Aunty Tazuko and Kasumi really took great care of us during our stay and I really wanted to get them a gift. I decided to take the whole family out to a Tokyo Giants game. I heard from a number of people who studied in Japan that to experience a japanese baseball game live was one of the best experiences they had in Japan. This was something that I had to do.
Our day started off with a day trip ...
Touchdown into Japan! Upon arrival, Kristen and I were so relieved to be standing on Japan soil. Everything made sense, train system, signage, clean bathrooms, and respectful people. It was a 180 degree difference between the Chinese and Japanese culture.
My Japanese hasn't been used for quite some time, so I was a little rusty at first, but after a short time I was communicating efficiently. ...
... morning wore on, culminating in us being completely soaked by the time we started our return journey, there were so few people in the park that we could pretty much stand around any tree taking picutres for as long as we liked, and didn't have to wait in line to get a good shot of the hillside.
Even better, the thick cloud cover meant that I ...
... yes, we couldn't help ourselves. We all had Egg Mcmuffins for a bargain of $3.00 each!!
By now it was getting to 6:30, we couldn't possibly catch the train in the dark. My dad called us a taxi. 25 minutes later we arrived at the hotel. We were so tired we couldn't possibly stay awake! We played on our Wii in the suite, watched a movie and then went to sleep.
*Note- All money has been converted from Japanese Yen to Australian ...
... curb in the shade to occupy for the main parade. We watched everyone get ready then it began. It was truly a site to see and we had a really good time. Beyond the belly buttons, there were other kinds of costumes dances and inventive takes on the original concept. Please see the picture and video to experience it yourself. Check out the youtube video of it, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZSpxJK_ rM8 .
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