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... Japan. Although we had all been traveling well up to this point, a day on my own was needed. It is nice to travel with people, but I do really enjoy traveling on my own. It wasalso raining like crazy. Earlier in the week Tokyo was predicting a cat 3 typhoon. So, over all it was a good day to relax.
The museum was easy to find the train station brought me near the front gate. I was expecting big, but not the set up or architecture. The museum was probably the best way I ...
... pose for him, as he did on our first visit to Harajuku. We went out after to grab an early dinner at the supermarket; Joseph bought a pork tonkatsu sandwich, tub of pineapple and ruined the vaguely healthy meal with a creme caramel dessert. I had eaten a little earlier but had bought a Vietnamese lettuce and prawn roll for later.
We have an early start tomorrow morning...6.30am for breakfast. Meeting the rest of the tour members at 7.40am.
... ask a couple if we were on the right line. They said no, we had to be on the Yamanote line or the city circle line. I was still pretty sure that the Tokaido line should go through Shinagawa. I asked a schoolgirl and she said that it did go to Shinagawa. It was the second stop. If we had to go through the Yamanote line, it was an all station train.
We checked into the hotel at about 5.30pm, had a short rest and downloaded the photos. We had enquired as ...
... over to the tokyo skytree next. tallest building in the world! i was really looking forward to going to the top, but the wait was nearly 2 hours. just browsed all the shops and picked up some postcards instead. no clothing shopping for me. there's no room in my bag. great tactic for saving money! last thought: all the women in this city are insane. i would never survive in their high heels. even the little girls run around in wedges!
day four / ...
After a trip to the temple we went to Ebisu an area named after a beer brand (Yebisu). Here we went to the local beer museum to learn about its origins (and obviously to do some sampling).
After working up an appetite we went to a snack cafe where you can eat as many snacks as you can in 2 hours which are in baskets around the walls of the bar. This included the normal things like crisps, sweets, sherbet, seaweed, poo shaped gums ...
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