The B Roppongi
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Pt 11 – The Gaijin Smash
Tokyo – 20-24/03/12
Japan is another planet! - an overgrown Disneyland of deified cuteness and over-the-top politeness with bizarre outpourings of repressed sexuality welling up from ever dark corner. In fact, going from Vietnam to Japan was a bigger culture shock for me than going there from …
Richard Having managed to get an earlier non-stop flight from Hong Kong to Tokyo (our original flight would have stopped in Taiwan) we arrived at Narita airport in the early afternoon. While we were in Bangkok I had managed to acquire a nasty cold which meant that although I was on the ground, one of my ears was still up at 37,000 feet - not a …
... system is not that inefficient. We asked an Englishman standing at the station if he could speak English (well, we didn't know that he was English then). It was far safer to do that than to ask a Japanese person of they could speak English. We asked him if he knew whether it was a direct train or not. His phone had just died so he went to ask the people at the Lost and Found for information. You should see their faces...two Asians who look vaguely Japanese (at least I ...
... out, Tokyo is expensive. That night I checked into my $90/night hotel (I paid with AMEX points) and just walked around Tokyo. I was staying right by city hall and the financial district, so there were plenty of places to check out. I just walked around, got some sushi from one of those conveyor belt places you see in movies and called it a night.
The following day I bummed around pretty hard. I slept in, wrote that long blog post and ...
... Hiromichi and Yukiko. It was a really fun idea and though think some of the teams started taking it a bit too seriously! Hiromichi made a speech and thanked everyone for coming and then played a short movie he had made on their story. In it were lots of photos from when they were growing up and Tim even featured in a couple from when they were small. It was a really lovely wedding which we both really enjoyed.
We were given honour at the families table and were ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe B Roppongi Minato
Nice place. Clean. Comfortable. Good breakfast.
Only complaint was the naked guy who barged into the room in the early hours of the morning! (Roppongi is a party area) But at least the hotel staff dealt with him efficiently.
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