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... Tokyo or to Yokohama, the second biggest city of Japan. However, I only go there for sightseeing and events. When I go shopping for clothing, electronics etc I go to one of the huge shopping malls in Kawasaki or Musashi-Kosugi. Both are less than 10 minutes by train. There is a second train line at about 15 minutes walking, but I only use it for specific destinations.
My own neighborhood consists of mainly low rise apartment ...
... thought was a hotel to ask for directions and we were greeted by two older Japanese men who couldn't speak English. We showed them on the map where we wanted to go and by using Google maps and hand gestures we managed to go in the right direction. They even gave us an umbrella for Noel. They were so so nice. One of them had a toy poodle which was so cute. We must have been' talking' for about 15 minutes We found the hotel. It was called Arklead Guest House. ...
... so we folded up the ground sheet and set up the game on that, figuring that they wouldn't come bother us for that. They didn't.
Still... why the rule? If they were worried about ground sheets being blown away, I can understand, but why the arbitrary time of 3 o'clock? It's not as though the wind stopped then, or in fact at any time. Our game nearly blew away more than once. Was it to spare the grass? People ...
Today we left Kyoto and headed North back to Tokyo. Whilst the day was consumed by the three hour train journey, we appreciated the down time we had once we got back. The journey was easy- a direct train via Shinkansen, the bullet train, into Tokyo Central. It was the first time I had been on this train in day light and it was only then I realised that we were really shifting. I've enjoyed riding the Shinkansen. It is one of ...
... the ring. We wondered if they had danger insurance.
In the middle of all of this Chris went off to queue for his free Sumo calendar, only to later lose it in the hostel, what a idiot! We also had a snack break, both needing a coffee to warm up. Strangely we then shared an ice cream as it was about the only thing that we through was affordable as it was £4 for a small portion of fries, amazing!
We also popped out to get ...