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 …
... isn't included) without having to buy a ticket. There are quite a few private lines, where the JR Pass isn't valid, but it's an amazing deal, and makes it so much easier not having to buy a ticket. You just wave your pass and the guard lets you through the barriers. Back at the hotel now for a bit of a sit down, but headed back out for dinner soon (I saw a restaurant which served katsu) and to take some pictures of Senso-ji while it's all lit ...
... was mostly his. He had a great time, and therefore so did we, and I will spare you the details. (Elias will post his only blog entry about his birthday.)
In the evening, we headed to Harajuku. This is the fashion district in Tokyo, but it also contains a couple of well known places that don’t really fall into that category – including “Kiddyland”, a four story alternative toystore, and “Condomania”, which ...
... the businessman next to us, who frequents the place weekly. Charlotte and James only ate 6 plates this time. Next we tackled the public transport system catching the metro 2 stops with no dramas! We had booked a Nagomi Visit which is a Japanese at home dinner but realised it was nearly 2 hours away by several trains. It was tempting not to go but we headed off, catching the trains into the countryside, passed rice field all the way hoping the hosts would ...
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