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TravelPod Member ReviewsSakura Ryokan Taito
Enjoyed our stay in traditional Japanese accommodation. Near a train station but not in the centre of the city. Family really helpful and friendly, a good first impression of what to expect in Japan.
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... so many little alleys which you could find some really great boutiques and interesting shops.
Then we headed to the main road where all the large shops were (H&M, Zara, Nike, etc) and we were on the hunt for Onisuka Tiger sneakers for Mike. We were so shocked that there were hardly any. We found a Tsukemen place where we had lunch before continuing our walk to Shibuya. Shibuya was just as busy as Shinjuku and also where the ...
... and smaller but did the job.
Road conditions: For the most part, roads in Japan are outstanding with some almost buttery smooth and newly paved, even in the middle of the countryside with no traffic. Although I designed the routes to avoid busy roads, oftentimes, getting to and from the quieter roads inevitably required cycling on the busy roads. Some were acceptable while others felt rather precarious. Almost invariably, there are no shoulders on roads in ...
Well here I was 3 hours and a half after landing at Narita airport I was finally checked-in at my hotel. I dropped my stuff and I headed out to grab some food. That airplane bagel I had 5 hours prior was feeling very far. I went to an area near my hotel in Shinjuku. The area was bustling with locals and hundreds of restaurants and bars were packed with people. I strolled for a while trying to find some authentic Japanese food at a reasonable price. I promptly skipped the wood ...
... same week). But it turns out that most city dwellers head out of town that week, with lots of tourists heading to Guam, Asia, or Hawaii. As the sun started to set in Tokyo, we headed outside the hotel and explored Ginza, the main shopping district of the city. I was quite impressed how clean the streets were compared to other large metropolitan cities.
... only women present. One other bar we also found, which was a lot, lot more harder to find, since it was on the 3rd floor of one ordinary looking building, with a very small sign in the wall of that building (like most of the signs are). That was a women's bar: http://tokyo.gaycities.com/bars/2177-ki ns-womyn
That unfortunately wasn't really worth the search, preferred the Advocates.
Also it's was surprisingly difficult to find actually ...