Toyoko Inn Toyama Ekimae Takaramachi
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... is a lot wetter than the east coast of Japan.
So checked into the hotel and quite surprised at how nice it is. Not to small and very comfortable. I go for a short walk to see what's around the hotel.
Lots of walking today. Still raining on and off, but the city of Toyama is not that big or touristy, so its a nice place to walk around. Big wide streets and footpaths. Cherry blossom trees line all the waterways, making for a beautiful and picturesque ...
... that Owen would make this hotel his usual one in the area as he normally stays at another hotel. The head chef came out as well. They both received their plaudits.
We were offered an early morning tour of the area at 6.30am tomorrow. Most of us said that we would go, so it would be an early start. The tour would only take an hour so we would have to have breakfast on our return and to check out at 8.30am the next day.
... cold on the return trip in the open carriages but worth the views.
When we returned to the station, Owen was waiting for us with the bus. We had enough time for a quick shower and dressed in the traditional formal yukatas for dinner. Dinner was a sampling of different food types. I had to disgrace myself in the eyes of the Japanese by cooking my sashimi. I don't do raw fish, tuna or prawns. We had wagyu beef that we had ...
... people waiting to checkin, while there are 3-4 counters) at check in. What kind of hotel is it? Not a big one, but perhaps the timing (6 in the evening), many business people checking in. It's good to have a sink in the room, beside the bed. We got to drink some tea together and chat.
The next morning we bid farewell to our friends, and started our driving journey. Certainly nervous at first, paying ...
... a female Flying Trapeze performer:
- You're supposed to look like a princess, but really you look like a football player in a sparkly costume.
- Wearing fishnet stockings that catch on everything. Imagine for a moment this exciting scenario: On your legs you have fishnet stockings and pretty leg wraps which are held on with small hooks. You're standing on the riser, in the spotlight, waiting for the 'hep' and suddenly, without explanation the hook from ...