posted on: Monday, September 19, 2016
If you've ever flown to the other side of the world, you can relate to the fact that it's exhausting. That is putting it very, very lightly. It is so difficult for me to fall asleep on airplanes. I think I've tried over a dozen different neck pillows. BUT, I will say flying on a great airline helps out a lot. Great service and food definitely ease the literal pain of sore necks and lower backs. I've flown Korean and Singapore Airlines and would highly recommend the two.
But I digress.
A 13 hour flight and 1 hour car ride later, I finally made it to Tokyo!! I was running off of zero sleep so I cannot even begin to tell you how amazing it was to receive the warm welcome I did upon arriving at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo. From the minute you step out of the car, you feel so taken care of. They immediately ushered our bags away and escorted us to our room. This was no ordinary escort. We had a series of people, all incredibly kind with huge smiles on their faces, direct us to each floor and each elevator. We then had the easiest check-in process right there in our room.
Now to the room...oh that room. The most unbelievable view 54 stories up in the sky. I felt like it was a dream, because it actually was. The rooms had every amenity you would ever need including two closets and two vanities. A real relationship saver in my opinion.
Each morning before we hit the streets, we ventured down one floor to breakfast with the same breathtaking view. It goes really well with eggs.
The proximity to the metro station was also a major plus for us. An easy 5 minute walk and you are there. The hotel is also connected to a mall that has tons of great shopping, restaurants, cafe's, and even a grocery store.
As imagined, we got lost and confused a lot. I will never forget when we asked for directions to the metro station the first time, a lovely woman walked us a pretty decent distance away just to show us the correct direction.
My boyfriend and I uttered the sentence, "Everyone is SO nice here" about 300 times during our stay.
I couldn't have asked for a better way to kick-off our three week trip to Asia than by staying at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo. I will definitely be back again.
Stay tuned for my next Tokyo post where I'll be talking about where I went, what I ate, and tips and tricks to navigating through the city!
Dress: Still Water
Belt: Still Water