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... 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 ...
... by a local to give it a miss. In retrospect it would have been better to go some place else.
I had previously arranged to meet up with Kaz in Euno, where he kindly offered to help buy me a SIM card to access data in Japan. After some communication issues at the station, we eventually located each other outside Euno train station. David joined us as we eventually walked down to Ikihabara (known as Electronic Town) to find an electronics store. Kaz led ...
... Based on reading this book and being in Japan, I might would like to learn a Japanese art. I feel that by interacting with the people here, with all of the bowing and politenes, that even if they aren't following the way, this sense of respect for other permeates throughout their society.
We didn't do much today because of the rain. We went to the fish market as well as the electric city. We also explored Ueno. Today was more of a reading and drawing day.
In addition to my reflection on religion in Japan, I also wanted to quickly share some fun cultural observations.
1. Umbrella security. Ever had your favorite umbrella stolen from a restaurant or building's communal umbrella stand? The Japanese have a solution for that! Umbrella lockers. Check it out!
2. Toilet ...
... here! After saying goodbye to our new Canadian friends Carol and Tim we headed back to our hostel and were amazed to see how busy the city was...especially on a Sunday night! The subways were packed and everyone was acting like it was a Saturday night party or something! It really made you feel alive though and it was exciting being out because we hadn't really had the chance to experience Tokyo at night since we've been so tired so it was great. Once we ...
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