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... remind myself that I was in Japan. I felt so comfortable walking around on the streets; more so than I do in New York. I guess I had a vision of what Japan looked like in my head and when it didn’t fit that, it didn’t feel like Japan. The signs were in Japanese and English so that made it feel more like America. The style of buildings and city set up were similar to America. They have trees and sidewalks and birds. None the less, several distinct things made ...
... pin badge, magnet and post card. When I was at the end of the road I then went to Denbouin street which is 200m long and is filled with the culture of Edo. A lot of the souvenirs down this road was carefully handcrafted. I didn't buy anything on this street but was really nice to see all souvenirs. Finally I made it back to my hotel. I checked in and headed straight for the shower room. Again it was full of naked me. A bit off putting but I started to get used ...
... said "one moment". I think he had noticed a "fault" in the machine, which he opened and proceeded to nudge all of the lollies into the chute - even some that were nowhere near falling in. He took pity on the girls who took home a huge bag of chocolates and other sweets. Akihabara is an amazing jungle of neon lights and loud noises - a typical representation on one side of Japan and totally at odds with the quiet contemplative Japan that is also ...
... It was beautiful to see all these little homes and the way of life in Japan. It is a city based suburbia that's like no other.
Finally arriving at the business district, we found Yokohama Landmark Tower. The building was the largest and most notable thing in the entire city. A huge structure that even standing below it was enough to be in awe without ever having to go up to the observation deck. We decided to avoid the observation deck because by ...
can't think too far ahead because it's a) too overwhelming and b) too
many unknown factors make it difficult to plan ahead anyway. For
example, on the day that I left I set my alarm for 5:30am before I went
to sleep. And of course, being a dollar store alarm clock that I don't
really know how to use, it didn't go off and I woke up at 6 in a blind
panic that I was going to miss my flight and be the biggest travel ...