Tokyo Marriott Hotel
Travel Blogs from Shinagawa
Today, after moving to the new hotel, we returned to the Shinagawa area.
The hotel put us in a smoking room, twice, until a non-smoking room was found for us.
We also got upgraded to an executive room plus club benefits plus a full breakfast. Yay!!!
After some relaxation we went to see Tokyo`s biggest shrine near Ueno park, then went to …
We decided to skip the trip to Nikko and planned a day in Tokyo, to close all the gaps that we did not get to see earlier.
We left the hotel late, after noon and headed to a beautiful garden in the northern part of the city.
The weather was brutal with almost 40 degrees and close to 100% humidity. That made the stroll through the garden …
Today, after a quick breakfast, we took a guided tour to Mount Fuji, lake Ashi and the famous cable car.
The tour was nice but consisted of apx. 5 hours of bus and train rides, plus - our Japanese guide was soooooo annoying.
Still, the view of the mountain and the lake were great.
We got back with a bullet train just in time for yet another feast at the club lounge. :-)
Last night I got to participate in a side of Japan that I really love. A good old fashioned "sarariman" style **** up. Complete with vomiting, crying and shameless karaoke, I was not to be disappointed.
So far my time teaching English at a junior high school has been rather tame.
The extent of my relationships with other Japanese staff members can mainly be measured by how many times I have apologized to them.:
For being late, for making coffee, ...
... people-watching quality about it. But of considerably more charm is the nearby statue of a dog.
Hachiko, so the story goes, used to go down to the station every day to meet his Master after work. In 1925, the Master died, but Hachiko continued to go to the station every day in the hope of seeing him, until his own death ten years later. The Japanese, by way of honouring the faithfulness of this little dog, built the statue and it has become Tokyo’s most ...
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