The only downside about Japan, is I don’t know enough of the language to read the books. There are so many amazing book shops – and the books and magazines themselves look really interesting – nevertheless I’m working on the language! However, if you are in Tokyo one of thee best bookshops is in a store called Ginza6. Apart from the food available in the basement – oh ichigo (strawberry) ice cream which was about $4..
….head up to the top floor and check out the bookstore. The central event space in the centre of the shop is surrounded with wooden shelves stacked with books. Spend enough time there and you can find a book on almost anything. I could of bought a book on hospital design, but thought the better for it!
In Tokyo you can find food at all prices. From the very cheap to expensive.
Sunday night a couple of friends were kind enough to take us to a fabulous restaurant on the 41(?) floor. Amazing view… and we enjoyed a variety of dishes. The sashimi in this photo was only 2,000 (Yen)… yes you did read that price correctly. It was the chefs special. The taste was even better! It was a great meal which we really enjoyed.
The flight was delayed leaving by an hour, and the landing was bumpy. However how often can you say within an hour of landing at an international airport , you are on a train speeding towards the city.
The only down side of this efficiency is not being able to get a can of coffee from a vending machine at the train platform.
Joyce and Margaret’s excellent adventures continued in Shizuoka Prefecture and Tokyo… Check out this 4 minute snapshot.
Margaret and Joyce with their very excellent guides Kym and Helen in Kyoto and Kobe. All summarised in less than 4 minutes.