Before I go to the funnies, I have to say that our trip was great and we loved spending two days in Tokyo. Lovely, although quite a crowded city.
• We were in a big hotel but had a really TINY room, so small we could barley fit out luggage in it:
• The hotel must have been built by short people
This is Jason taking a pic of our mirror, you can't even see his shoulders
• The bathroom is so small I felt like Shaq in Bruce Willis’ bathroom from the “Fifth element”. I was waiting for the tub (which you can only sit in) to disappear and be replaced by a fridge like in the movie.
This is the sign on the bathroom door (click on pic to read it). Of course, I had to take a picture of it
• In the morning, Jason spent 45 minutes looking for a coffee shop. After realizing that NOTHING is open, someone told him that he can get hot coffee out of a vending machine….you can get pretty much everything out of a vending machine in this city: socks, shaving cream, floss, etc.
• Of course we ended up in one of the red light districts (or entertainment centers as called in our tour book). Let me tell you, I didn’t see that many girls but there were a lot of guys who looked liked girls
• We ate at one of the many restaurants and made the mistake to leave a tip. All I had to say is “run, run, run” and “read the guide book before you go in a different culture” The waiters were chasing us to give us the tip back. After 5 minutes of haggling we ended up leaving the money in their donation jar. I read afterwards that it is almost insulting to leave a tip.
I think that’s it, the rest of the trip was almost accidents free. We successfully used the subway and made it back to our hotel from a few destinations and I am greatful everyone spoke English there.
Next trip to Japan will be to climb mount Fuji.