The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo Minato
Our hotel was absolutely perfect! It was so luxurious and perfect! I couldn't have asked for a more classier hotel in the middle of Tokyo! A must stay. And it was only a 5 minute walk from train station which makes it easy to travel around the city!
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We arrive in Tokyo around 1pm after a 6.5 hr flight and take the train to our hotel. It takes about an 1hr. Unfortunately it is dull and pouring rain here. It reminds me a bit of England.
We can see our hotel from the Shingawa station but can't figure out how to get there with our bags and getting soaking wet. So we take a taxi across the …
... or what. We went all the way down and came back about half way where we decided we had to go in because everyone had their shoes off under a bench. We ordered a drink and within 30 seconds we had two steins of "beer". We then asked what to order as there wasn't a single letter of English anywhere and the server recommended the "barbecue scallops". Needless to say when they came out they were not BBQ, but instead in a yummy broth contained in a half oyster ...
... Speaking of new and wonderful, we opted to try one of the many small restaurants near the temple, We picked a sobateria (Soba noodles are buckwheat noodles). We also learned that you just don't enter one of these places; you sit outside on little plastic seats and wait to be called. Oops-then we figured out that hot noodles meant they were in a broth-oops again. Matt and broth not a great combo. But we had fun figuring it all out. No one spoke English-why ...
... decided to catch the subway home as there was only one change and it would be faster. It didn't cost much either, about $3.
Went to Shinjuku downtown area within heaps of neon lights, entertainment, restaurants. Took Geoff to Labi so he could buy a battery operated toothbrush. Lorry and I tried out the massage chairs again, it was hard to get Lorry out of it!
We searched high and low for a bar to have a drink in and I found ...
... with 2 majors in maths and music, trained pianist, speaker of 7 languages it now seems etc) literally stood by him and told him what to say and how to do exactly what he wanted without seeming pushy at all. And you could see this guy had all his material and knew what he wanted to do but he just hit a barrier and couldn't get past it. In the end we were all on his side cheering him on and Cedric was ecstatic with other trainers ...