YEP, DEFINITELY TURNING JAPANESE!Our journey to Osaka meant our first trip on a Shinkansen (bullet train). Tokyo station is huge and the Shinkansen run from lots of different lines so we decided it would be best to check with one of the station masters which platform we needed. Before he would give us directions, however, he insisted we both take a gift of a plastic ruler bearing pictures of fours different bullet trains (unusual souvenir). The railway staff are ...
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I THINK I'M TURNING JAPANESE!Our arrival in Tokyo happened to coincide with the introduction of new airport security measures which were only brought in three days previous. This meant that that we had to have our photo taken and provide fingerprints as we went through immigration. Our arrival here also coincided with a national holiday making it almost impossible to find a room that we can afford. The accommodation here is very expensive. It's at least ₤15...