A Day in Tokyo
Trip Start Mar 18, 2009
134Trip End Jan 12, 2010
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We then walked through the classy Ginza district and had lunch in a malaysian place: Jom Makkan on Ginza 5 - really welcoming and so much food - it ended with fruit salad which tasted exactly the same as the tinned stuff my gran and nan seve for pudding !
We had a nose around the Sony builidng - amazing high definition TVs and cameras, and then we walked down to the fish market and then to Hama-Rikyu Teien gardens - they were just closing, but I amazed myself with my new Japanese and asked if we could use the toilets (I knew those podcast lessons would pay off!). Then we walked all the way back to the hotel, via a 7-11 and the hot tea vending machine again !!
I'm just putting my feet up with some green tea, enjoying the sunset over Tokyo from the hotel window, Paul's just reading the Lonely Planet to see where we should go for beers and Karaoke tonight :)
Later that night: We popped into a Pachinko palace, just to see what all the fuss is about, we weren't very good at it! Basically Pachinko is a pinball game, (or maybe a use for spare shiny ball bearings!), the Japanese seems to be a bit obsessed with it and there are lots of loud flashing Pachinko places.
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 (ems)
Queen - We will rock you (paul)
Kylie - Locamotion (ems and paul)
Oasis - Wonderwall (paul)
Paris Hilton - the stars are blind (ems)
TLC - No Scrubs (ems)
Green Day Medley (ems)
Wham - Club Tropicana (ems and paul)
and many more - we finished off with Bonnie Tyler - Holding out for a hero
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Where I stayed
Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka