Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Tokyo, here we come...


This morning we met with folks from the university of Osaka and then departed for Tokyo on the skinkansen. Since we traveled over the lunch hour we bought some food for on the train. There are all kinds of fast food stands at the train station, but the quality is far superior to the junk we get in Canada. I had some great sushi in a bento box, almost too pretty to throw out.
We arrived at the Hotel New Otani, the largest hotel in Asia. It is like as small town!
I had some free time this afternoon so wandered a round a bit. It is rainy so somewhat dreary... The talk of the town is the upcoming typhoon. Apparently a bad one, about to hit Japan on Thursday. Stay tuned!! There are also instructions in the rooms on what to do in the event of an earth quake, a common occurence in Japan, 200 per year. The one piece that makes me grin was the part that said, hide under something sturdy and cover your head with a pillow so nothing hard will hit you, haha, talk about go hide!. There are flashlights and helmets available in every room.
In the evening we were invited for a formal reception by the ambassador to Japan at the Canadian Embassy, in the ambassador's residence. Sort of neat to see all these folks stand around and chat with them...

2 comments:

Leslie Jane Moran said...

Oh NO! Now I'll have to keep my eyes on the Japanese weather forecast. Hope it all fizzles out. Keep having an amazing time. I'm loving your accounts.

Carmi said...

I love that pink dressed dolly....stay dry!!

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