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Nice place. Very welcoming owners. Good location. Cheap laundry. Would stay again.
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... to the sumo arena and put her down for a short nap in the nosebleed seats. Eventually the bigger named wrestlers came out and did their entrance ceremony and bouts. After a while Cari had to take Carmen out to the hallway to keep her quiet. Much as I wanted to stay to the end to see the Yokozuna bouts, we left at 5pm, an hour short. Really, sumo was a lot of fun to see, but its hard to beat having instant replay or youtube-replay ...
... lets say) randomly wandering up and down the Main Street. The shops along the street seem to sell all sorts of fashion accessories, novelty items and things that I had no clue existed or could have an audience enough to warrant a store in a prime location such as the Main Street of Harajuku. Then comes a barrage of European and American brands which have their regular clientele and you might guess the number of schoolgirls has thinned.
We then hop on to the subway ...
... fun without worrying about being lost in translation! We even managed to get a few free drinks, an absolute essential if out drinking in Tokyo! I think a part of me died when I found out a beer was 6 pounds! And they are so bad at pouring pints that you get a huge head on your pint too!!! Unfortunately our room was no longer available at Koenji place so we had to look for somewhere else. As Tokyo accommodation is so expensive we ended up on the other side of town in a ...
... to "start a trip will bring me a half fortune". Hmmm, I wonder if this trip counts? And surely even a half fortune is desirable, right? :)
I stayed in a great little boutique hotel in a quiet neighborhood. Good choice for my needs: very quiet, comfy bed, robe & slippers, helpful staff. Oh and delicious breakfast, one of my favorite meals of the day. And the toilet - ok, I just have to mention this. Toasty heated seats, 2 levels of bidet ...
... were divided on how much of a priority this attraction was, and since Paul "missed out," I clearly won that debate.
Luckily, we did get to see the Meiji Temple and Harajuku, where the younger Japanese dress in crazy, goth-like costumes or anime characters. We also made a pilgrimage to what we think may be the last Tower Records in existence in the famous Shibuya area, where much of Lost in Translation was filmed. We got a ...