Tokyo Station Hotel, April 2019

About a year ago, when we decided to travel to Japan, we started looking for a nice hotel in Tokyo.  We planned on staying three days in the city before boarding the Azamara Quest.  Ultimately, after looking at a variety of places, we decided to stay at the Tokyo Station Hotel.  It is located in […]

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A Visit to the Meiji Shrine, April 13, 2019

The day began with the sunlight and warmer temperatures.  9:30 am again found Izumi waiting patiently for us.  Today we are starting at the Meiji Shrine, dedicated to the Emperor Meiji and his wife, the Empress Shoken.  Completed in 1921, it is an fine example of Shinto architecture.  The current building was reconstructed after the […]

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Tokyo, Day 2, April 12, 2019

9:30 am and Izumi is waiting for us in the lobby. She has our day scoped out. We are starting at Tsukiji, the old fish market where we will visit the outer market and then a visit to inside. It is quite interesting. The outside market reminds me of the night market in Beijing. Wall-to-wall […]

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