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TravelPod Member ReviewsRyokan Katsutaro Taito
Nice place. Very welcoming owners. Good location. Cheap laundry. Would stay again.
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... hang out in Tokyo, one of the great cities of the world. And Nancy and I particularly appreciated the solitude, beauty and magic serenity of the Ryokan in the Japanese alps. And most importantly we got a taste of the Japanese culture. We are lucky to live in the USA, but we can all learn so much from others. Here,grace, politeness and respect are such important values. And to be able to walk the streets ...
... a really good view of Mt Fuji, although it really didn't translate very well into the photographs. Wandered around a little bit and then went to see all the big skyscrapers. Back on the train and over to Harajuku to visit the Meiji shrine. Stopped off for lunch on the way and had a lunch box with pulled pork (which was amazing, but the mustard on it was so strong that my eyes started watering and the waitress came running over to ask if I ...
... that she is. That car was the Japanese version of a 59 Corvette - They could've used in it in the movie American Graffiti. Although I'm sure I remember seeing it in the original Godzilla movie - LOL.
And speaking of transportation - further during our walk we witnessed mothers riding bicycles with 3 children in tow - such a balancing act is ...
... Many! SWEETS! Rows and rows and rows of delicately, intricately packaged & wrapped sweets. It literally looked that it went on forever. We found a cantelope for about US$110. #simpsonsepisode The store it was about 9-12 stories (depending on the 'region' you were in) and about 5-6 city blocks, about 5 times the size of the NYC Macy's.
It's kind of a stressful, actually. So many people, so many clerks advertising their wares, ...
... sat outside in a little garden place it was really nice. We then headed off for some food and onto Akihabara.
I def didn't spend as long as i could have in Akihabara, and again bought nothing.... Oh except a Crepe... OMG the crepes were soooooooo yummy.. strawberries and cream yummy yummy.
In the evening we came back to the ryokan and met up with the guys again, this time we went out to an Izakaya. The lady there was sooooo spackery but she was sooo ...