Hotel Sunroute Asakusa
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It's been the first day and the hotel staff have been friendly, the hotel's clean and set in a good location with restaurants and shops nearby. The rooms are small but what's expected in Japan. Was impressed with the range of toiletries given and especially with the high tech toilet. :)
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Feeling a lot less jet lagged today as we had a reasonable night's sleep. However we woke to wind and rain so didn't rush out this morning. When we did venture out we explored more of the streets close to the hotel. We found a couple of really interesting shops. One was a brush shop which must have had every brush for every different thing you could think a brush might be needed for. Some of the calligraphy brushes ...
... no room! Least we only had to sleep there :)
The train stations are interesting. They play carousel music when the trains are arriving at the platform. Oh man do they pack themselves in there. There is no personal space, they just back right up to you.
We headed to central Tokyo and went to the Imperial Palace. It's amazing how the ...
Late night resulted in a lie in and lunch at the hotel! We also decided that we needed more time in Tokyo so we changed the trip so we could stay in tokyo longer, expecting a substantial mobile bill when we get back.
We finally got out into glorious sunshine - 20 degrees at about 2 o'clock, we had a walk down to Shinjuku Gardens (stopping at a random temple on the way) which ...
... in a retarded bow-off on leaving restaurants; struggling for the last bow with the tireless staff.
More bizarre is the seeming shyness of the Japanese, especially in Tokyo, who will never look you in the eye when you pass them in the street. Some say that if you have a heart attack in the street people will step around you rather than “disturb” you! This seems doubly bizarre coming from Vietnam where I had grown accustomed ...
... you have LESS space in your life until you ride the Tokyo trains during rush hour. You are not so much standing on your own power so much as you are being held upright by the people around you. For those experiencing this for the first time it can definitely be a bit awkward and intimidating, but as with most things, eventually you get accustomed to it over time.
The Japanese people are incredible generous, peaceful, and gentle ...