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Trip to Tokyo for Christmas 2013 and New Year's!
Was plain awesome!
First thoughts: fast, efficient, clean and to the point. Like Taiwan without the confusion or wasted time.
Just arrived at hostel and it has traditional Japanese rooms with the floors on beds and everything. They have traditional baths so it's a communal shower. Luckily I'm used to it with Taiwanese gyms. Pricey but average for Tokyo …
... hard to-do in the small capsule room I rented.
Shinjuku capsule hotel
Japan, especially Tokyo, is a very expensive country. 2 star Hotel rooms with bad reviews go for $80 and over. My cheapest option was the famous capsule hotels. Popular amongst Japanese businessmen, these hotels provide a very basic sleeping space but amazing shared common areas that include massage rooms and hot tubs. The bed cubes are roughly 4 feet by 4 feet and 7 ...
... we spotted the flagship Uni Qlo store, with 11 whole floors of products and concept ideas - pretty cool. Next we explored the futuristic architecture of the blade like Tokyo International Forum and red brick grand Tokyo Station. We got to the gardens of imperial Palace just in time for a quick walk around the well manicured lawns and trees before it closed. Hunger set in early as it had been a long day and we dropped into a local restaurant for a lovely ...
... inches from falling on my tush a good 20 times in the market, but the real and genuine beauty of this area in the snow made every slushy step worth it. We returned to the shrine and a few other areas to get pictures in the snow. Afterwards we decided that it was time to return to dry land and to warm up our nearly frozen tootsies.
On the walk back we found a sushi restaurant. The staff prepared sushi that was placed on a conveyor belt which ...