There is no need to worry about taking the train in to central Tokyo and then navigating the subway system to your hotel. There are luxury coaches that go to the various hotel districts of Tokyo, and very pleasant they are to travel on indeed. Then a taxi from the drop off point to our hotel, drop the bags, wait for the son and the nieces and nephews to turn up - and off The Builder went with the boys to play golf and snooker, and off I went with the girls to take in the view from a super tall building and to tour the shops.
A bit of a worry though that the restaurant we went into for lunch turned out only to do sashimi during the day. Absolutely couldn't convince my hand to put spoonfuls of minced raw tuna into my mouth!! Not all that keen on half cooked poached egg either. The egg custard with prawns was ok. The miso soup was fine. But we really should have gone into one of the places with the plastic food outside. At least then you have some idea what it is that you're likely to be offered!!
But it was a good day. Jess and Emily did a grand job of getting us around on the subway. And it was lovely to see them and Cass, and to meet Judy, mother of Austin's best mate Zoy.
In the meantime, The Builder was belting golf balls around a driving range and eating curry with the boys. Not a bad way of spending a day in Tokyo.
|Click on the photo for the Tokyo pictures|