Yokohama Sakuragicho Washington Hotel
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The first two days in Yokohama were, as with Tokyo, astonishing. Yokohama is a gleaming city, a very short distance from Tokyo, but I had no real expectations...
Old school and football friend Marc - who works in Japan - was the draw card and had very generously agreed to put me up in his stunning apartment overlooking the harbour. However, the agenda was far from civilised harbour gazing - we were bound for ...
... the huge windows in front of us, and even though I had a few days ago gone up the Mori Tower, this was a different beast.
One of my favourite things about the Sky Tree was the information displays. At four points on the circular 350m high deck, I guess each at roughly one of the points on a compass, were huge touchscreens. You could use your finger to zoom in on an area, change the view of a chosen area to day, or find out historical information about a particular point on the ...
... host and it was great to see where he has been living for the past 5 years. While travelling I meet some fantastic people and forge some great friendships that I hope will continue on past that particular trip. However, there is something really comforting in seeing a friend that you have known for a very long time (since we were 13 for Graeme and I). We literally grew up together and have years of experiences to look back on. Thank You!
- Rice cake (mochi) creation in hotel foyer;Daniel and I helping with pounding the dough
- Off to Harjuku Station, firstly to visit Meiji Shrine (along with a million other people)
- Then to Takeshita Street for Daniel's splurge on fashion
- back to hotel for r&r then off to Tokyo Dome City for a Japanese ...
... used the metro several times each day, as taxis are quite expensive and the metro only cost $1.75/person per ride. The taxis look expensive too - the cars themselves have a very regal appearance and the drivers are well turned out in ties and white gloves. When I first saw the cars I thought they were diplomats' vehicles. We were also surprised to note that they drive on the left-hand side of the road here. I assumed that only British colonies drove on the ...