The Prince Park Tower Tokyo
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Up at 5am to watch Americas cup (good wifi) in Japan. Shame we lost. Leisurely breakfast and back to the. Airport on a combination of shuttle bus, metro and rapid train. Moving around Tokyo is very efficient but involves lots of interconnections, like any large city I suppose.
... terminal. Then we had to get boarding passes and seat allocations. A bit of a palaver!
Our tour was led by a diminutive white-haired Japanese lady who spoke excellent English. She told us that her nickname was Lady Ninja which I thought was a bit of a joke; however it turned out that she belonged to a long line of Ninjas who were trained in espionage and assassination. Her great-grandfather was one of the samurai class in the reign of the ...
... much more than pole dancing bars. There are maid-cafes which is a bit of a subculture around here. It's essentially a restaurant where you can order food but food is not the only thing in the menu. A young Japanese girl aged seemingly about 15-16 dressed in a costume (the costume itself depends on your tastes, with French maids, Italian maids, English nurses, cartoon characters, anime, and many more on offer) brings the food and has a chat with you.
... After dropping off our shopping at the hotel we went back out to find lunch. We wanted to find a sushi place but most of them seemed to be closed. We ended up going to a tempura/noodle joint near the train station instead. After that it was time for us to get some laundry done. Not much else for us to do other than hang out in the hotel and watch videos on the kindle while we waited for the laundry to finish.
... the mountain again. We got our train back to Tokyo and were glad of the rest the hour long journey gave us. Once back at Shinjuku we were placed right back in amongst the commuters going back home and to get their dinner. We walked round a station food court seeing if there was anything that took our fancy. Amazing that most of the restaurants made you pay up front at the entrance via a ticket machine and then you are seated and given your food. As it ...
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