Sunshine City Prince Hotel
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... It was off to Asakusa, and the Senso-ji temple.
There is a fantastic shopping arcade leading up to Senso-ji, and if we had been wondering where all the people were before we certainly weren't anymore. Senso-ji seems to be THE temple to visit. Shops line the arcade selling all manners of foods and souvenirs, school groups make their way through the crowds, and there are all manner of tourist here, including us. This is a buddhist temple, ...
... a 45 minute queue to get tickets, I decided to skip going up it. The humidity was at it's peak of the day, and after a few hours of walking around in it, I decided to head back to the hostel to cool off. On the way back I passed a small canal, not longer than 20 metres, that was littered with several Japanese fisherman. Some of them were literally sitting elbow to elbow and I don't know how they could possibly enjoy that, but I suppose in the most populated city in the ...
... hotel, a lovely new and modern hotel, located in the business district which was close to most things. The room was tiny, but beautifully clean with everything we needed. Tokyo has the highest rents in the world, so our little room can be expected.
Once checked in, we went in search of a cash machine as we had no Japanese Yen, and we needed to do some washing. We laughed at how weird the ATMs looked here, they looked like something out of the 50's. But the joke was on ...
... the evening we went back to the Shibuya area to take photos of the crossing which looks much better at night. We went to the Starbucks which has an upstairs and overlooks the crossing to get some good photos, We got some good shots with the new camera and took a few with slow shutter speeds to get the blur of people/traffic as they crossed. Afterwards we went to a food court in the subway basement, it was kind of like a Morrisons with the cooked food bars, ...
... 20 years to when I visited Disneyworld in Orlando.
We went in search of the Big Thunder Mountain, the only ride I really wanted to go on and it was bloody closed. So we bit the bullet and joined the estimated 45 minute wait for Space Mountain.
It was just about exactly 45 minutes before we boarded that three minute ride.
It was bloody fantastic. I’ll have to try and find my trip diary from 1992 and see what I said ...
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