3-Tatami

Hello from Tokyo!

I am staying in a 3-tatami room right now. To illustrate what that means, see the following video:

For 3000yen (~33$) you get this room with ac, electricity, coat hangers, mattress (comfortable), tv, really big window (ok, compared to the room), and free wireless or provided computer internet. Download speed of 1.3MB/sec for ubuntu updates (jp.archive.ubuntu.com) – I like! and this is over a wireless link in some hotel, so I expect it’s the norm rather then the exception.

Went to a restaurant yesterday, got oden, miso soup and a bowl of rice, total 270+380=650yen. And a free beer from the nice patron. After spending the flight reading about kata and how the Japanese are fucked up pursuing roles for doing everything, they call these roles/recipes for behavior/dictates kata, I’ve come to expect such behavior, but it is still exceptional.

Plans are a few, but really I don’t expect that much. I want to see tokyo, see kyoto and ride the shinkensen (bullet train). I want to see the markets, the temples, the fish market specifically, even if it requires waking up before 5am. Actually, if I take advantage of the jet lag that should be easy (woke up 3am today). And learn more japanese in the process.

You can see "O-de-n" written in large letters on the sign with pink neon. Too bad I didn't notice this when I came in, but the proprietor was very accomodating, gave me a menu (I think itsu?) with pictures and text that actually said "from wikipedia" :) some pointing and I got fed.

You can see "O-de-n" written in large letters on the sign with pink neon. Too bad I didn't notice this when I came in, but the proprietor was very accomodating, gave me a menu (I think itsu?) with pictures and text that actually said "from wikipedia" 🙂 some pointing and I got fed.

First day Restaurant

2 Responses to “3-Tatami”

  1. חנן says:

    לכזה גודל חדר עוד לא הגעתי… אבל אם אמשיך בטרנד הנוכחי אולי אגיע (פרדס חנה = 80 מ”ר, בן יהודה 38, וויצמן 20 …)
    כמה גדול חדר של זוג? או שזה חדר של זוג?

  2. Ima says:

    Nice to see your 3 tatami room (does tatami mean mat, as it seems you have 3 floor mats)—the window is quite big, especially considering the room—so what do you see from the window.

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