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Kyoto to Tokyo

semi-overcast 80 °F

Most Americans think Grand Central Station or Penn Station in New York are impressive. They don't even compare to Kyoto Station. It's 11 stories tall - seven escalators to get to the top and handles millions and millions of folks per year on dozens of train lines.
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A typical Japanese breakfast is not for the Western faint of heart - lots of pickled veggies, rice and miso. Luckily, our buffet in the morning offered much Western fare. The Japanese seem to mix and match. The older generation with more traditional food and the younger tend to mix.
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My new favorite meat for breakfast are meat dumplings - they are absolutely wonderful! I wish Oscar Meyer would come out with some!
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We relocated to Tokyo today on the Shinkansen - a wonderful tripl Our New hotel is next to the Shinjaku train station and offers some of the best views of Tokyo. We are on the 25th floor. It's very highly rated on Tripadvisor - a 'travelers choice'! When we got there, I was unsure of where we ended up. Thought it might have been New York!
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Tomorrow's highlight is an afternoon of Sumo Wrestling! Should be neat!!!

Posted by rpickett 02:42 Archived in Japan Tagged tokyo kyoto to

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