Super Hotel JR Ueno Iriyaguchi
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... br> ageing here, I was the secret!!
From a food perspective, we really had a great first week
here. I have to say that I equally
enjoyed my time eating at little dives in food courts as I did eating at some of
the fancier and much more expensive options.
At various points, we ate Yakitori (grilled chicken skewers), Tepanyaki
(picture a much nicer Benihanas), Sushi (of course), Tomkatsu (a breaded and
fried pork cutlet with a delicious ...
... It was actually just a visual experience and as it was in Japanese we had no idea what was going on but this lady who was pretending to show us round cyber dyne was a comedienne of some description as the entire crowd (except us) was in absolute hysterics. It then when on to a cross over show between live action and film. We then thought we had finished but decided to take a trip to the kiddies part ...
... complex. It brings together JR lines, with the terminals for several private lines and the Metro. It aslo works on several levels, above and below grouns which are labyrinthine shopping malls, department stores, restaurants and bars. Somehow we found the lockers and managed to leave our cases.
Emerging from the station wasn't easy but we reached ground level and carefully remembered which exit we came out at.
We then walked to Shinjuku ...
... chain. If one ever feels the urge to get back in touch with nature, do not fear, one can feast on a huge variety of the animal kingdom, in flat spherical burgers for less than one hundred yen.
Apart from cut up into micro sized bites, if keen on living, animals have two options. To survive up to the age of six weeks in bonsai sized glass cages in Shibuya, (upon out-growing said cages they will be transported to ...
... clean and organised and structured, and the Bruce Cockburn song "Tokyo" kept playing over and over in my head; "Oh Tokyo, I never can sleep in your arms..."
The Cerulean Towers is a lovely hotel and my corner room on the 30th floor has great views over the Tokyo skyline to both west and north. I dumped the bags and asked reception for a map and directions to the closest place I could get a bite to eat and a drink. The girl suggested a place called Syoyo and ...