One evening in Tokyo

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August 18th 1999
Published: February 10th 2020
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This was a stop we did on the way back from the Philippines in 1999. We had about 22 hours to wait, so we decided to take the train and visit Tokyo for the evening. It was an impromptu visit, but gladly, we had a japanese friend, Minako, to help us!! We gave her a gift: a good size bottle of maple syrup. She really enjoyed it!!

We took the train from the airport. One thing I noticed is how clean and well organized the country is. Culture fields are well cut and clean. When we arrived in Tokyo, the city starts abruptly with lots of buildings. It's very different from North American cities, where the suburbs stretch very far from around the city, (and not always pretty). In the city we visited the video game "quarter" where everything blinks and is very colorful. It is a very important business here, as you might imagine, and some buildings are quite impressive, inside an out!

We then go to find a restaurant. I was happy we had an interpret as the menu was all in japanese and with no images!! It was the same in the subway! Then, it was
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City starts very abruptly
time to go back to the hotel.

It was a short visit, but we all enjoyed it. We would like to come back someday.

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