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 …
... me than the maid café. The basic fee contains a stay for an hour, with optional extras, at an extra cost, of drinks for yourself or treats for the cats. Inside this small and extremely warm room must have been about 15 to 20 cats, plenty of different breeds. We were asked to wash our hands before we entered, and were given a plasticised folder containing information about all the cats present, with details such as their breed, age, likes/dislikes, and personalities.
We sat ...
... When I returned at 4:30, they took me up to my room, showed me how to use the air conditioning and where the bathroom and showers were. Although I was staying in a 10 bed dorm, the beds were large and each had its own individual light and electrical outlet and there were individual lockers for each of us to use. Since I had time between checking in at the hostel and being able to access my room, I went out to explore the neighbourhood and ventured to the oldest temple in Tokyo, ...
... was waiting for them. They had a few photos taken and held their hands in the air for their rings to be shown. They received quite a lot of attention from the general public.
I realised that the temple gates we were stood at were none other than those belonging to Senso-ji. This is Tokyo's most visited temple complex and enshrines a golden image of the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy. Entering through the gates, which are protected by the statues of Fujin (the god ...