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Day 15 - Kyoto - Tokyo, Japan

End of our honeymoon :-(

sunny 30 °C

We left our hotel, bought our breakfast in the 7eleven and caught the subway to Kyoto before boarding to 10.56 shinkansen to Tokyo. Once in Tokyo station, we headed for the luggage lockers to stow our rucksacks so that we could head to the Miraikan museum on emerging technologies.

We had just about given up looking and were now trying to find a JR ticket office to reserve our seats on the Narita express for our trip to the airport tomorrow when I managed to find a big locker. Annoyingly the large one next to it was literally just being taken, but it looked like without daysacks, we would fit then in. The locker turned out to be a perfect size and we were soon on the train to Shimbashi in order to catch the monorail to the museum at the telecom centre.

The museum contained various exhibits on developing technological concepts, space, sea explorations, energy sources and robots.

Afterwards we caught the monorail and subway back to Tokyo station and checked into our hotel. We rested briefly before changing and heading out for dinner locally with nothing more than some money in our pockets. It was nice to go out without our backpacks and we felt a lot freer.

Just up the road from our hotel was a small alley side street with a variety of restaurants. We settled here for a Mexican, which had just enough room for us at the bar; Salsa Cabana.

As the restaurant didn’t take cards, we had to go to the 7eleven up the road, which annoyingly only did 10,000 yen notes and we only needed about 5000 yen. We headed back to the restaurant and were squeezed in at the bar.

We ordered a pitcher of beer and some nachos to start and followed with some chicken in picante sauce, chorizo in melty cheese and some beef and salad tacos which were delicious. We finished off with Chris having chicken enchilada with red sauce and I had a burrito with beef, tomato and guacamole on top. We were both unsurprisingly very well fed by the end of dinner.

We caught a JR train to Shinbuki where we had a wander round before attempting to work the pinball slot machines. We failed to find somewhere to buy about a pounds worth of balls so tried using a couple we had found on the floor. At one point it seemed like I had won 5 balls, but they never appeared. We gave up and left with our ears ringing.

We had a look in a few shops before heading back to the hotel with a somewhat betty husband.

Posted by Roaming Rolts 15:20 Archived in Japan Tagged tokyo kyoto japan mexican shinkansen

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