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Japan Diaries 4: Off to Rumoi City

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Day 0: November 1, 2021 Monday - Off to Rumoi City Finally! My 14-day quarantine is officially over. Today also marks my "release: from room 1350 of Keio Plaza Hotel . It only means one thing... I'm finally flying to Hokkaido.  Farewell Room 1350 of Keio Plaza Hotel . Time to go! With fellow Filipino ALT Abhie of Wakkanai, Hokkaido Since there were numerous Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) departing to different prefectures today we were given a check-out assembly schedule to avoid crowding. The Hokkaido-bound ALTs were asked to gather at the 3F GRACE South Tower by 8:30AM.  Rode the bus to Haneda Airport Arrived at Haneda Airport Inside Haneda Airport There's our plane I'm a proud Filipino! Team HokkaIDOLS Off to New Chitose Airport - Good bye Tokyo! After everyone's accounted for, we were ushered to an airport bus that brought us to Haneda Airport . We reached the airport by 9:20AM and spent a few hours waiting for our flight. We boarded flight NH820 for our 1

Keio Plaza Hotel - Tokyo

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Located at 2-2-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku City, in Tokyo Prefecture, Keio Plaza Hotel is historically the first high-rise hotel in Japan .  Keio Plaza Hotel Keio Plaza Hotel details The first tower of Keio Plaza Hotel was built in June 1971. It stands 178 meters tall. After its construction, it became Tokyo's first skyscraper hotel. Also, it held the record as the tallest building in Tokyo from 1970 until 1974.  Keio Plaza Hotel 's second tower was completed in November 1980. It stands 138 meters tall.  Keio Plaza Hotel - Shinjuku City, Tokyo Aside from being the first high-rise hotel in Japan and holding the record as the tallest building in Tokyo for 4 years, Keio Plaza Hotel is also credited for opening the first in-hotel wedding chapel in Japan  in 1975. It didn't stop there. In 1992, it opened the Amanogawa which is the first sake bar in a hotel.  Room 1350 , this is my room for 2 weeks Inside Room 1350 Good morning from Room 1350 Time to take a bath The toilet of

Japan Diaries 4: Quarantine Week 2

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Quarantine Week 2: October 25 - 31, 2021   It's the final week of my 14-day quarantine here in Japan . So far, my 7-day stay here in Keio Plaza Hotel in Shibuya City, Tokyo Prefecture was busy but fun. I have never imagined staying in a high-class hotel in Japan   this long for FREE . It's really one for the books. Here's how my last week went.  Day 8: October 25, 2021 Monday Attended the British Council Online Seminar Session 3 (10:45-11:45AM) Topic: Teaching in Senior High School Temp check @34F 12:30-1PM I accomplished the 6th day of the 2021 Post-Arrival Orientation tasks. The topic for the day is: Day 6 ALT Orientation topics Here's my food for the day: Day 8 quarantine meal Day 9: October 26, 2021 Tuesday Temp check @34F 12:30-1PM I accomplished the 7th day of the 2021 Post-Arrival Orientation tasks. The topic for the day is: Day 7 ALT Orientation topics Here's my food for the day: Day 9 quarantine meal Day 10:  October 27, 2021 Wednesday Temp check @34F 12:3

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