Toyoko Inn Chiba Makuhari
Travel Blogs from Chiba
... quick as and we were seated and on our way in no time. The motorways could have been in Auckland, or Melbourne, or Sydney....same as....same as. except they had planted cherry blossom trees like little toy soldiers all along some stretches of road, miles of pink blossoms. It was a lovely warm evening with a lovely sunset and I was starting to feel like Tokyo was going to be a great place to stay for a week.
Got of the bus in Kaihin Makuhari which is an ...
... being shown to our seats. (even
given a bowl with a sweet on. At first I thought I was in a place full of
thieves until someone gestured what to do. bx ) Witnessed a traditional
Japanese play. Full bright costumes and a plot that could be followed thanks to
an explanation in the programme.(I recognise the girl from the tea ceremony bx
she told us she started training at six years old and as so many of the youth
don’t want to keep the traditions ...
... the one we went to had Microsoft Surface tables, essentially 50" or so touch screens! They were notoriously difficult to use as the touch interface was ****, but one cool program was a Bing version of Google Earth, so we had fun sharing where we lived and checking out other cool places on the map.
Oh! I nearly forgot, my lightning talk about the 3 Cambodia OSM Mapping ...
... when jetlagged, I'm afraid.
I walk around the skyscraper district for a while longer, enjoying the sunrise and the quiet as Shinjuku slowly comes back to life. I make it to the train station just before the crowds and make my way to Harajuku, where I stroll through Yoyogi park leisurely, not used to all this peace and quiet in the park.
When I get to the Meiji shrine, I'm one of the firsts and I strike up a conversation with one of the ...
... me one of her yukatas and helped me put it on - I was very glad for the help because I would have had no idea how to do it correctly by myself. The only issue I had with it was that you have to take such small steps to walk anywhere since the material is wrapped fairly tightly around your legs and below the knees. Ah well, it did look nice at least. The things I do for fashion. ha!
The sushi ...