Yokohama Royal Hotel
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... course on an adjacent roof top, which offered decent views of the sunset. The main purpose of the visit was another boozy catch up with Smitty, which took us to my second hooters in Tokyo where we met his imposing figure of a friend, Steve. Much boozing ensued and we decided to use a karaoke booth as a make shift hotel once we had missed the last train. It was a decision of drunken men and when we woke up at around 5:30 with trains ...
On the way lots of people stopped and were taking photos of some weird looking badger type animals. Not sure what they were.
Still no girls at the Harajuku area (they are usually there after 2pm) so caught the train back to Shinjuku and shuttle to the hotel. Then back again to catch the JR line to Tokyo main station and the Shinkansen, which left at 4pm.
On the Shinkansen and a guy got on and sat next to us. He ...
... especially wonderful in night. I also had a chance to call on a very senior scientist Prof MS Swaminathan with whom I sat for some time at Yokohama Prince Hotel. I also visited a monastery close to Tokyo. Its architecture was good and I especially liked its old walls with moss and algae!. The time sense and work culture of Japan touched my soul. I will surely one day revisit it. ...
... do with their hanboks. But actually, we would see women wearing kimonos quite often, and for no apparent reason except that they might be going out for a nice dinner. I saw women in kimonos on the bus, on the subway, in a convenience store or crossing the street. They were quite beautiful actually. So, once we found our hostel we dropped our bags we set out to explore the area and the festival. There were lots of people milling about and we got some pictures with ...
... and moved on. Again, I wish I had had more time.
The last building I went to was The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures. It doesn't have that many works and one room is contains several dozen similar statues. I went through it fairly quickly and was out of the museum by closing time.
I headed back to the hotel and started packing for my trip home tomorrow.