Re: [94attendees] Day trip to Tokyo

Peter Yee <> Thu, 05 November 2015 09:39 UTC

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If you take this tour, you also have an opportunity to try something else
unusual (in any other place than Tokyo).  Think cat cafes are an interesting
idea? You might like one of Tokyo’s owl cafes as well.   You pay a fixed
price (~$20) and in return you get a drink (juice, coffee, tea, soda, etc.)
and the opportunity to interact with owls for an hour.  You’ll get to play
with the owls and even hold an owl on your gloved hand (they have sharp
talons).  Most amazing orange eyes I’ve ever seen.


Directions: From the west entrance to Takeshita Dori (the main Harajuku
shopping street) across the street from Harajuku Station, walk half a block
north.  Look for the sign with owl pictures on it on the sidewalk.  Go to
the backside of the building and take the elevator to the 4th floor.  If you
get to CookieTime, you’ve gone 20 meters too far.

More info on the concept: Hoot! Owl cafés are the latest craze in Tokyo,
Japan ... 

On 11/5/15, 2:05 AM, "94attendees on behalf of Natasha Rooney"
< on behalf of> wrote:

I like the west side for day trips, this itinerary from Tokyo Cheapo is a
good one:


Natasha Rooney | Technologist, Web and Internet, W3C & IETF | GSMA | | +44 (0) 7730 219 765 | @thisNatasha | Skype: 
Tokyo, Japan

> On Nov 5, 2015, at 4:09 PM, Martin J. Dürst <> wrote:
> On 2015/11/05 13:29, Praveen Balasubramanian wrote:
>> What would be the best way to reach Tokyo from Yokohama - which train is the
>> most frequent from Yokohama station to Tokyo and also runs into late evening?
> Not a direct answer, but two related comments:
> If you say "Yokohama to Tokyo", for locals "Tokyo" implies Tokyo station. But
> Tokyo station is just one of many big train stations in the core area of
> political Tokyo, and not even the biggest. The biggest train station is
> Shinjuku. Other big ones are Shinagawa, Shibuya, Ikebukuro, and Ueno, all on
> the Yamanote ring line. Therefore, be careful when you say you "want to go to
> Tokyo".
> The connection from Yokohama to the central area of Tokyo is probably the
> connection with the widest choice of lines in the world. It's very
> competitive, private lines (Tokyu Toyoko line and Keikyu line) and JR (now
> privatized, but still partially state-owned) lines (Tokaido line, Keihin
> Tohoku line, Yokosuka line) running close to parallel. It's so competitive
> that it's the only place where the fares for JR are discounted, i.e. not just
> based on distance like in the whole rest of the country. But still JR is more
> expensive than the private lines.
> Regards,   Martin.
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