TRAVEL JAPAN — Toyoko Inn Shijo Omiya — Part II

19 Jan

Hotel breakfast -- rice cakes and pickles.

My favorite flavor rice cake is green colored. You can see a few left in the center row on the tray, and no I didn’t eat them all.

Cheerful ladies worked in a little kitchen  near the dining area from about 5 AM. They declined to let me take their picture.

Vegetable salads

Miso soup


With butter and jellies.

Green tea and other beverages.

My fav -- The coffee machine

It’s good I was alone there, while I  experimented with the buttons on the machine until I found what I wanted — shots of espresso while I spent some time at the free —

Internet access

Then breakfast and out for the day. It was so convenient to have coffee and avoid a coffee withdrawal headache. And I could still enjoy green tea with my breakfast.

Because of the time difference — 19 hours — I woke up at 4 AM the whole first week. It worked out well, I could write in bed for an hour or so before going down to the internet and breakfast.

A day in the life of a princess. Do you love staying at a hotel, away from the demands of your usual life?


Posted by on January 19, 2011 in Abundance, Japan


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4 responses to “TRAVEL JAPAN — Toyoko Inn Shijo Omiya — Part II

  1. joann mannix

    January 20, 2011 at 10:42 am

    How awesome!

    I love staying at a hotel as long as it has beautiful sheets and all of the necessary pampering. Even better if I’m staying on a concierge level with appetizers and flowing champagne.

  2. Angelia Sims Hardy

    January 20, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    I kinda of do like getting away and doing hotel life. It’s a nice break. I feel like I’m in a different time.

    Love those green rice patties, veggie salads, and the miso soup. Yum!! It all looks very good.

    Sounds like a great flow to life that suited you well. Lovely pictures!

  3. Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds

    January 20, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Pickles for breakfast! Very interesting!

  4. Jen C.

    January 20, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    That’s quite a spread they prepared for you at the hotel! I really like the simple Japanese breakfasts they serve here. It’s a pretty way to start your day, isn’t it?

    Have you ever stayed at a traditional Japanese ryokan? If you have, did you ever have the breakfast there? It’s quite a work of art in my opinion!

    I love staying at hotels too. Mostly because I love having a clean room to come back to at the end of a long day 🙂


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