Toyoko Inn Ikebukuro Kita-guchi 1
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All I needed was once look at Tokyo's Subway map to realize that Tokyo is seriously huge. Huge! And I only had five days to see it all. This wasn't going to be easy.
What didn't help matters was that I had been starting to feel a little under the weather since China. It might have been the stress of the flight the day before, or the climate change. From the heat and the humidity of Southeast Asia, to rainy China. But I had to admit that Tokyo's cool breeze and sunshine ...
... it seemed like a kind of homogeneity which may make somewhere boring, but taking Tokyoites on an individual level (or within the cliques of gamers, drunk businessmen on Friday night or pop girls), you got to see a huge amount of genuine friendliness and an incredible range of interesting personalities which made it a fascinating place.
Also, the sun shone every day, I don`t know if that was supposed to happen, but it really added to the ...
... Food and dancing and shows and general joy. Everyone in Yukatas so very pretty.
I know that everyone is wearing something underneath but the mind wanders when looking at the pretty girls... Anyhow, where was I? Ah yes. I had a dilemma. I was having trouble with my cash, as I put on facebook. I had about 2.000 yen left. The admittance was 1.680. I also wanted a drink afterwards and that would leave me with 0. So no food for me at the Onsen.
I searched ...
... And if often gets a free gift thrown in the bag for good measure.
A long train ride back, a long cool shower since it's so hot out, a short nap, and we head back out for dinner. We discovered that foreigners are scary people. So much so that we got ignored at the restaurant we sat down in for dinner, even though I made multiple attempts to flag down the waiter. He just smiled and found something else to do. We left 20 minutes later, ...
... as good if not better than expected. Impeccably well kept and truly impressive, with garden styles from English to Japanese. We took loads of photos. We had a bit of a picnic with some food we had bought from the supermarket and strolled around for a few hours. Afterwards we did a bit of shopping. That evening we went back to Shibuya to try and find a Brazilian BBQ we had seen online. We found it but they had no room for us so we booked for the following day, ...