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 …
... main attraction in Asakusa is the Sensoji, a very popular Buddhist temple. It's also Japan's oldest temple. It was built in the 7th century. the legend of the temple says two brothers fished a statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy, out of the river. Even though they put the statue back in the river, it always returned to them.
So, they built the Sensoji temple for the goddess of Kannon. The temple was completed in 645, making it Tokyo's oldest temple.
We have had a great time in Tokyo. It is a huge city with lots of people always out and about. Joss:Today at Senso-ji I saw a real samuri sword and helmet. It was very cool. We also went to Shibuya crossing and when the light changed green you would never believe how many people crossed the road George: Today we went to Harajuku and found the best shop ever. ...
... 20 shops in totally, all selling various Hawaiian stuff…
2 January 2013 – Day 13 – Tokyo
Today we went to see the Emperor (and
his family)! We lined up with thousands of other Japanese and gajin
to enter the Imperial Palace (Jan 2nd is one of only two
days that the public are allowed in!) and waited patiently for the
Emperor to come out a make a speech at his 2.15pm appearance. The
How has this hotel rated in the past?
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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.