Shin Yokohama Prince Hotel
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We are back in small hotel rooms this week, which is alright, just kind of tricky when it comes to luggage space. I only have one large sized suitcase and a big backpack, but there is hardly room for them. We are located right next to the train station, so it will make sightseeing and side trips super easy.
... around with a Starbucks cup or an iced tea bottle either. New York has garbage cans like Japan has vending machines and there is still garbage all over New York. The reasoning for the lack of garbage cans is because after 9/11 the Japanese took the risk of bomb threats very seriously and in response removed all the public garbage cans throughout Japan. The final thing that made me realize I was in Japan was when I tried speaking to someone. That was a challenge. I attended ...
... me that it would be really rare to see a Japanese wedding, we saw three in 10 minutes, each showcasing a different wedding style. It was like it was set up.
We then headed to the quirky Harajuku district (remember Gwen Stefani's Japanese girls phase a few years ago? They were inspired by Harajuku) to eat these amazing crepes filled with various combinations of cheesecake, pastry, ice cream, whipped cream, fruit and sauce. And to ...
... arriving in any Fast Food Chain in Japan. You will learn pretty quickly that everyone loves their job. Japanese people are possibly the nicest and most gracious people I've ever come across. Not once was I greeted with a rude look or unhappiness to serve me. I was always greeted with a huge smile and always so helpful when trying to work out the menu. The menu at times were a struggle as I was unaware of what I was ordering.
I remember trying three burgers ...
... adventure and I planned to take it by the horns and go meet some monkeys! As I walked up, my fears did not subside. Rather, they simmered inside me, but I still continued walking towards Jean. At this point, there were probably about 15 of them, boldly posing for pictures, but stoically turning away once the tourists, including me, got their cameras at the right angle. Their fur looked almost dirty when compared against the backdrop ...