Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Travelling To Tokyo
The trains and the platforms were also beautifully clean, as was everything we experienced in Japan. I did mention before about the shoes off experiences in the temples & shrines, and it was also shoes off in most of the restaurants. Hand bags were something else. These were never to be placed on the floor or over the back of a chair. They were to be placed on the seat beside you or behind you, but never on the floor. A Few places provided baskets under the tables to place handbags into while eating
It was also interesting to note the English signs for us tourists. I was still playing follow the leader at this point, but I think I could have found it all by myself if I had to.
We had walked from our hotel to the train station ( about 15 minutes) , then all around the station, all the while dragging our luggage with us. Consequently it was nice to get on the train. It had been drizzling with rain when we left, and as we approached Tokyo the rain got heavier. It was a two hour journey back to Tokyo, some down time that we all took to catch up on sleep, just rest, or in my case catch up on some journal writing,