This was the first night in Tokyo, at the Sakura Hotel, after two girls literally walked me to the front door. I was in a dorm, in theory, but nobody but me was there. It's been the most expensive accommodation in Tokyo, but it was booked the same day, so I can't complain too much. And it was very clean as well.
The Japan experience April 2nd 2010 Friday, April 2nd 2010
Today is the day I have been waiting forever: I finally go to Japan!
I am at the San Francisco airport right now. It's 11.30am, my flight is going to be at 1.05pm.
I really did not plan this vacation as much as I wanted and omitted many details. Only yesterday I went to Bank of America to change some dollars in Japanese Yen (I have 89,000 yen in my pocket, whatever that m ... read more
Asia » Japan In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more