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This provided a good value stay with, great staff and excellent location.
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It's true what they say about space being a premium in Tokyo - our room though comfortable is tiny - there is just about enough space to move around without bumping into one another.
However, you need a degree to master the toilets, they come with warm seats and a selection of water jets to keep you clean and fresh as well as a built in …
... the review said that it was great for people with limited baggage who didn't mind bathing with men, before opting for a nearby, non-cheap, hotel. Despite its proximity, finding it was a challenge as the English speaking of the Japanese was sketchy - although obviously 100% better than my Japanese - and their willingness to help, or appear to help, resulted in a few misdirections before I was marvelling at my very modest quarters for the next two ...
After a two hour bus ride from Narita airport we were looking for some food and a way to keep ourselves up for at least four hours so we could get on a good schedule.when we asked the front desk the very nice lady said "if you aren't afraid of being surrounded by Japanese then you can go to the area close to the hotel". So, we agreed we were in fact not afraid and headed out for an authentic meal.
After walking just a few minutes we came out of ...
... of those, and I'm sorry despite the BBQ flavoring added, it still tasted like spoiled shrimp. There was also a guy with a stuffed panda at his stall-no not a cute stuffed toy, but a real stuffed panda. I had to take a breath for a minute, and I saw the panda had an official looking paper stapled to him, so I'm assuming he like had a heart attack or something, and this guy was allowed to stuff him, or at least I hope it was something like that.
... helpful! The train was chockablock and we all squeezed in with no room to move. We had to change twice more but eventually made it there after and hour or so.
Asakusa was very hectic and thousands of people there. The street was blocked off with police and huge lines to get into the temple. We decided to skip all that and find something to eat. We found a small Chinese restaurant away from the busy streets and tourist area. It was ...