You really traveled around a lot in and out Tokyo. Nowadays, there are a lot of English description in stations, airports and transportations, but still not enough for foreigners, it seems.
Thank you for nice blog.
Blog catch up time!!
The stopover in Tokyo, Japan came about from a “why not, we’re flying through here anyway!” comment and a fun policy with tickets purchased with miles that allow a multi-day stopover when you travel to different continents. I visited Japan on Semester at Sea but did not get to Tokyo (I was in Kobe, Kyoto, Osaka and Hiroshima on that visit) and then I enjoyed an 8 hour layover near the Narita/Tokyo airport on another trip the following year, but never made it to Tokyo. First off, Tokyo is ENORMOUS! It was a difficult task to even pick an area of the city to focus a hostel search in, and then almost everything was booked or very expensive. We finally found a relatively centrally located hostel with capsule type bunks that worked great!
** This makes total sense to you, right?!? And hopefully it’s big enough that…
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