Upon arrival in Shinjuku one of the first things we did was to check out a restaurant or two for dinner. Imagine my surprise to see what appeared to be actual dishes, standing upright in beautifully made display cases, invitingly showcased in several windows (complete with prices and what looked like descriptions)!
Upon a closer look, I realised the very realistic looking dishes were actually made out of moulds. Yikes! Looks as though Tokyo restaurant owners fully believe that variety is the spice of life!
It was hard to choose but in the end, this is what I decided on having for dinner 🙂
During my trip to Shinjuku I had the pleasure of staying at the Hilton Tokyo hotel. My room was amazing and I am truly sorry the photos do not do it justice (apologies for the pics that are out of focus but this is why you can click on the link above).
The view wasn’t all that great from room 1117 but I honestly wasn’t there long enough to ever notice. I can tell you however that Japan is definitely the land of the rising sun, because when I went to bed one morning at 4:30 a.m. the sky was already lit up in bright brilliant shades of blue.
So it’s a weird subject but I have to tell you about the toilet which I found to be particularly novel: the seat is actually heated and you can be sprayed or watered – you choose 🙂
The service from the staff at the Hilton Tokyo was first class. Nothing, and I mean nothing, was too much for them. Loved their smiles and friendly greetings which made me feel like I was home away from home. In other words: niceness!