When Mark and I arrived after a pleasant flight of 11,5 hours in Tokyo, we discussed what we would expect from the biggest city in the world. We both knew exactly what we expected, but couldn’t really put it to words. It is definitely everything we expected and more!
Unfortunately, upon arrival at our hotel (we took the limousine bus from Narita International Airport), the frontdesk staff told us that our room wasn’t ready. I’ve read on other blogs that Japanese hotels are strict when it comes to their check-in and check-out policy. If the hotel reservation says you can check-in from 15:00, the hotel will not have a room ready for you before that time. This meant we had some time to kill before heading back and being able to freshen up. We are staying in the Ginza area, which means there is plenty to do and see around here.
First thing we did is look for something to eat. We have been so excited about the food here, since everyone we know always emphasizes the quality of food here. We had a simple tempura lunch but it was the best tempura we have ever had. Oh and for all of you who think Japan is mega expensive: Mark and I had lunch for 1400 yen, which is about 10,88 euro. That’s only 5,44 each!
When we finally were able to get into our room, Mark had a quick nap and I had some time to think about our evening plans. I decided to make a quick visit to Shinjuku, just to look around and have dinner. I loved seeing all the neon lights and busy streets. I even caught three lovely ladies dressed in a Kimono.
So far Tokyo is great. People are very helpful here and in the Ginza area most people speak English quite well. Can’t wait to explore more!