Linda G. Hill

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A Directional Nightmare

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This is my excuse for not getting anything done today: I had all my hotel bookings set for my trip to Japan – had some fantastic places to stay. I’m not sure why I didn’t think of this when I booked them (or in particular, the one I had booked for the nights of the concerts), but I thought I’d check the directions today to see how I’d get from the concert venue back “home.” I planned to do it on foot so I stayed fairly close, just like I did last time. After all, the trip will be made alone in the dark. With that in mind… hahaha… here are my directions from Google:

NHKホール
Japan, 〒150-0041 東京都渋谷区 神南2丁目2−1
Head northeast
400 m
Take the crosswalk
24 m
Take the crosswalk
100 m
Take the crosswalk
66 m
Take the crosswalk
110 m
Take the crosswalk
47 m
Turn right
55 m
Slight right
18 m
Cross the road
33 m
Cross the road
40 m
Cross the road
18 m
Take the crosswalk
12 m
Cross the road
19 m
Cross the road
40 m
Cross the road
47 m
Turn left
22 m
Take the crosswalk
130 m
Cross the road
55 m
Take the crosswalk
120 m
Cross the road
52 m
Take the crosswalk
33 m
Take the crosswalk
100 m
Cross the road
25 m
Cross the road
38 m
Cross the road
110 m
Take the crosswalk
50 m
Cross the road
68 m
Take the crosswalk
38 m
Take the crosswalk
36 m
Turn right
110 m
Take the crosswalk
63 m
4 Chome-5-9 Aobadai

It’s THAT EASY!!! I shit you not, that’s all I get for directions. Because as I explained in this post, there is no such thing as a street name in Tokyo. Needless to say, I canceled that booking and made another one closer to the train station, from whence I can get a bus. Or at the very least, since it’s the closest station to the venue, someone has to know how to get there. In fact, I’ll follow the crowd. It’s in Shibuya, arguably the busiest part of the city.

So this is where I’m staying now – a gorgeous hotel three minutes’ walk from the famous Shibuya intersection, for a measly $140 Cdn. per night, breakfast included. Can’t beat that.

Not too bad an excuse for getting nothing done today, eh?

Author: LindaGHill

There's a writer in here, clawing her way out.

20 thoughts on “A Directional Nightmare

  1. Sounds like an adventure for sure!! Hope you share some pics 🙂

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  2. And seeing as there are no street names, I hope your math is good, ie: meters, lol 🙂

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  3. Love those directions! You are brave.

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  4. No street names in Japan? Very strange. Can you just plug in some coordinates? I think I would be totally lost in Tokyo.

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  5. Japan? How exciting. I’d love to go there someday. I’ve heard people are very quiet there. For example, they whisper to each other on the bus. Don’t know if that’s true or not, but it sounds like heaven for an introvert. 😉

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    • It’s certainly quiet on public transportation. People avoid looking at others for the most part and cell phones are to be turned off. The Japanese are very outgoing when you look lost though, which is a good thing. 🙂 They love to help when they can. If you ever get a chance to go, do!

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  6. Nightmare on Direction Street, Linda G. And you turned it into a comfy stay. That’s why you’re the smart one. 🙂

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  7. Works for me!

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  8. It is always nice to plan for a vacation Linda 😀

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  9. Sounds amazing. What are you doing in Japan?

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    • Thanks! I’m going primarily because of a concert, but I’ll mostly spend ten days just wandering around, soaking up the culture. I love all the old temples and shrines as well as the crazy technology and the people are wonderful. 🙂

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  10. Awesome -are you there now? What an amazing trip.

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