|NHK local news, at 6.12am|
|A parfait...how could one possibly eat this art?|
We also had to checkout by 10am so it was an earlier start than usual.
We got ourselves to the must see temples, a couple of some historical interest, so useful stuff, even in the rain and after wandering through one of the shopping arcades (and I did get to have a coffee at least) we decided to head back to the city, do some last minute souvenir shopping, since it is an expectation to bring back something from your journey. I went in search of more KitKats and found some of a green tea variety amongst others. My birthday parfait though, was perhaps the most photogenic parfait I have ever come across...seemed almost wrong to eat it. But I did...happy birthday to me...etc.
|Winter reads, movies and music |
recommendations; reading AERA
at 6.12pm on the Nozomi shinkansen.
We boarded the shinkansen at the appointed time. This time of year, most people are heading out of Tokyo to spend the new year with family and relatives, usually based in the prefectures outside Tokyo.
It was just the right time to be heading back to Tokyo, rather than the other direction. At 6.12pm, we were just 10 mins out of Tokyo and, of course, I was reading the latest news magazine...
Tokyo was predictably sparse when we got back...to have dinner, of course.