Yokkaichi Urban Hotel
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... stealth shopping rules in Japan apply. Above ground, shops, glitz and glamour of Gucci, Apple et al. Below ground, a mall, leading off the subway station. And tucked away on the 2nd, 3rd and other floors; other shops and restaurants. No suggestion they're hidden, but there seems to be a virtue in putting your business wherever and then they will come. Shopping on a budget is a bit futile, so I rode back out to the castle and park. The park has an ...
... my upcoming journey-"and you get to travel on the Shinkansen!" He was right to emphasise it, it's a fabulous way to travel. So I did. The standard tickets had sold out, so I'd paid an extra ¥1000 for the green car-sort of like first class-which was very roomy and very empty, only two other people in it. The train fair whizzes along, and this is the older kodama version which I think must be slower as well as multi-stopping, judging by the extra time it ...
... fed and full, it was now time to see how the old meets the new. The streets we were now walking on had an Apple store, Old Navy, Gucci, Starbucks, etc. Popping in and out of a few stores, tiredness was setting in. Back to Yuki's for a shower and fresh clothes. We went out for dinner, where seafood pancake was the restaurants main dish. Another great meal, and another day in the books. Mt. Fuji area is the plan for the next few ...
... we went to a local BBQ restaurant. Yuki took care of the ordering and shortly after a plate of chicken wings was on our table. Very tasty, with a salt and pepper like flavour. After it was off to a 100 yen store, which is like a better version of our dollar stores. With Halloween not far away, there was lots of Halloween stuff to buy. Surprisingly I didn't see any Halloween candy. By some goodies at the grocery store, than back to Yuki's and relax for the rest of the ...
... from the inside of a bathroom.
The second picture I took in the bathroom was at Nagoya Airport in Japan and it was of the squat toilet that was in there. Ignore the fact that the whole concept seems to be taking unnecessary chances with distance, there are high rise (you know, American style) toilets in the 3 stalls next to the squat john. I get the design in undeveloped areas, I guess, but who is choosing this option when the sit style is available? I ...
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