The Strings by InterContinental Tokyo
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After a good night sleep and an average (yet complimentary...) breakfast, we returned to our room to rest for a bit, packed all our luggage, and headed to town after a short rest.
We visited some beautiful gardens, saw the Royal palace (from afar), visited a lovely shrine and did some electronics shopping.
The main thing we faced today is …
After a rather early start, we arrived at Incheon airport in 50 minutes, apx. 2 hours before our flight to Tokyo.
We then went to the huge check-in line, only to realize after a couple of minutes, that since we've had an web check-in (DO THAT!!!), we could go to counter C16 and check-in in less than a minute.
Then we had a 10-minute queue …
... from Cuba. So I settled on another fine, darker Cuban tipple, Buchanero. That, coupled with the best chips I’ve had anywhere in Japan (not a wide sample, admittedly) marked the end of my trip.
So there you have it. I always enjoy going to Japan; the transport is second to none, the people are helpful, there is much to see, friends to visit and, with the current economic situation, prices roughly comparable to London. Strangely ...
Why Godzilla Redux you say? Ahh...because we tore up Tokyo today. Matt and I conquered the subway and rail system today like champs. With our jet lag so much better, we went on a 10 hour odyssey that took us from areas representing traditional Japanese culture and faith to the modern world of manga and anime.
Up early, a curse of jet lag (I am writing this at 5:00 am Tokyo time), we set off to figure out our first subway ride. The subway system here ...
I was a bit puffed so decided to stay in the hotel room today.
Peter, Lorry and Geoff went to the Tokyo government building as it has good views over the city and is free. Then they headed to a park to look at the gardens.
They noticed a soup kitchen with a bunch of ...