Day 17 – Tokyo then home
Our final day in Tokyo started in Kanazawa, whre we visited the Owari-Cho district. One of the more interesting sights in this historical district is Mr. Kurando Terashima’s House. The Kurando were a middle-class Samurai family. The house has one of the most beautiful interior gardens I’ve seen on a house. Highly recommended.
We also had time that morning to visit the Omugachi market, which is brimming with energy. Great fresh fish, produce and lots of people watching.
Around noon, we caught the train to Tokyo. We checked into the hotel at Haneda airport. We stayed at the Royal Park Hotel, which is incredibly convenient, as it is directly attached to the terminal. You can walk to the terminal in 5 minutes from your hotel room.
Before Jim flew out that evening, we investigated the upper floors of the airport, including the outdoor observatory.
We also visited a series of stores called Pop Tokyo, which would be a great place to take grade school or older kids when you are waiting at the airport.
Jim flew home to Seattle that evening, while Ann continued on to Australia the next day. What a wonderful vacation!