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... heading to Kawasaki today, which could just be considered a suburb of Tokyo (and maybe it is?). It's around 15 minutes, and only a few stops, from Tokyo station. I chose this location because it has a wide variety of restaurants and shopping, and should we choose to go to Hakone tomorrow, it makes it a very simple trip.
Honestly, I should have just stayed in Toyko. Kawasaki was no less crowded, and no more ...
... popular brand of water is called "Pocari Sweat"
3. Restaurants hard to see into -- they place curtains at their entrance so you can't tell if they are open or closed or even if it is a restaurant. Especially if the name is in Japanese only (as it usually is)
4. There is no garbage on the streets. In fact, no garbage cans. Shop owners run outside and sweep everytime a leaf falls
5. Kids as young as 5 years old ride ...
... We booked a hostel in the central area of many temples and also the area where the few remaining Geishas live and work. Kyoto is a pretty big and crowded city but amongst all the hustle of the city are 2000 temples and shrines, many of which are world heritage sites. We set our bags down and then went out to see some sites. We started at the Kinkaku/Rokuon-ji Temple. This is a golden Zen Buddist temple. We were among the many tourists walking around the temple grounds ...
Hello, I'm writing this at Narita Airport in Tokyo, about to board for my flight to Sydney!
Today was a very interesting day, I wasn't sure how much I could get done when I only had half a day before going to the airport, but it was very productive. After an Austrian guy providing me with much needed Puerto Rican coffee and the hostel reception girl giving me a japanese desert ball thingy, I managed to chat to Simon quickly ...
... and had good burgers. Our waitress was fascinated by us and kept coming to chat, although she didn’t speak any English and as you know, our Japanese is limited to sony, toyota and suzuki. She eventually went off on a break and our bill was brought by tall Jap Johnny Depp who danced around the table like the mad pirate he was trying to be and we had a blond Jap barman. We had a great laught at this and about our bill of R750 for two burgers, a coke & a beer. Nothing is cheap in ...
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