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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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... in traditional garb. We only found out later that it was because President Obama was visiting the shrine that day. So we weren't allowed in. We then walked toward Harajuku and we managed to find a Cookie Time and we popped in for a cookie ice cream sandwich. Yummy!
Harajuku was just as I imagined. Cutesy little shops and many people dressed up as Harajuku girls but there were also quite a few goth shops as well. Harajuku was fun because ...
... but it doesn't really seem to be a major problem in Japan. I've heard that some parts of Tokyo are risky for theft of high end road bikes but elsewhere I don't think it's a concern especially out in the rural areas where I was cycling. I've attached a photo of the original MEC bike cable and a weatherproof pad lock that I had originally brought to Japan and which weighed a ton. Soon enough, I went to the 100 yen shop and bought a cheap cable lock which was ...
... was established in 1873 on lands formerly belonging to the temple of Kan'ei-ji. It is amongst the country's first public parks. The home of a number of major museums, Ueno Park is also celebrated in spring for its cherry blossoms and hanami.
After some negotiations between Luka, Mia,Ivan and I, we finished our day by going for a swim in our hotel's swimming pool before packing up bags to continue our journey.
... Japanese immigration and customs and take the Narita Airport Limousine Bus from the airport to our hotel, the Courtyard Tokyo Ginza. The Narita Airport Limousine Bus service is expensive but one of the most convenient ways to get to downtown Tokyo. As we disembark at the hotel, the staff at the Courtyard immediately greet us and take our luggage inside. We are assigned a room at ...
And well, despite the hardness of navigating, we did find some places, what we had looked out beforehand from the internet and from Lonely Planet. In Shinjuku Ni-chome there's the gay bars, since that is kinda _the gay area of Tokyo. One nice bar, where we had actually quite many beers (since it was Happy Hour time ;) was The Advocates. You can find them here: http://advocates-cafe.com/home2.htm
Very tiny, and as I can remember, we ...