Two days of craziness...
We've been in Japan for more than two weeks at this
point so we figure we know a few tricks when it came to subways and
bus. Tokyo is a whole new city.
at the Sakura Hotel, ironically, one of the cheapest hotels of our
trip. Close by (walking distance) is the emperors castle (good for
a morning visit), and a number of subways connections. Andrea,
Mark and I are employees of Electronic Arts (Canada) so before we left
we arranged to get a tour of the Electronics Arts building in
Japan. Our Japan offices are interesting micro version of the
Electronic Arts world wide and their generosity showing the office was
After the tour (and lunch) we headed up to Shinjuku to see the Tokyo
Metropolitan Building - the center of government in Tokyo. This 50
story building has two observation decks - one on each tower and we were
happy to go up and take a look around.
For geeks, there simply isn't another Akihabara. Also close to the
Sakura Hotel, we spent the better part of the day exploring the shops.
My personal best was DVD-R's, 50 discs for 80 Dollars US - I only bought
5 discs and I'm kicking myself. David found 30 meter SVideo cables.
Mark found a translation PDA that was state of the art and cheap.
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