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Well you've probably read about my long journey to Yudanaka but it was worth it. The Ryokan offered a warm welcome and a hearty Japanese feast for dinner, followed by some quality onsen time. One was even outside, where the rain didn't seem to matter so much. The monkeys didn't fail to disappoint either. They too were enjoying some onsen time [just …
... Japanese. My first night here, a fellow traveller took me to something called "after five" where Japanese business men go out drinking with their boss after work. We went to a Shibuya and in no time at all found ourself in a booth with a couple of local guys. I'll say it now, these people are light weights. Never before have I seen someone get so merry on two drinks. The atmosphere was contagious though and pretty soon we were all ...
a couple of hours browsing in Akihabara – head up a little alley and you find
We then checked out one of the massive games arcades in the
area – 6 huge floors of different games; UFO catchers, traditional fighting
games, dance games, shooters, table flipping, drums, tennis,
baseball........anything you could think of!
There was also a floor dedicated to photo booths which ...
... D - T) before arriving in Tokyo station to reserve our Shinkansen tickets to Nagoya for the next day. After arriving back at the hostel and grabbing a bite to eat (after guidance from one of our hosts who took us to a yakitori place we had previously gotten lost trying to find on our first night) we settled in for the night at the hostel, tasting sake and discussing Japan/Scotland and language with our hosts. The adventure really begins tomorrow!
During the first night, due to jet lag and the time change, I woke up at 12, 2, 4, and 6am. At that point, I decided to stay up and read. After breakfast, which consisted of granola and yogurt, Beth became Terry and my tour guide as she lead us through the train system and several transfers via subway to an area of Tokyo toward the northwest: Shinjuku. First, we went to a department store where we ate lunch. ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Kaminarimon Taito
The rooms are what you want from a Tokyo hotel. Not huge but clean, well appointed and with an amazing location. Mere steps from Asakusa Metro station this is easy to find and in the heart of tourist heaven, where Kaminarimon Dori meets the Nakamise Dori market. Private bathrooms, clean comfortable futon and a great price. Would happily recommend. Make use of the local restaurants and cheap liquor at convenience stores.
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