This reader’s cave of wonders is a piece of heaven, because, as it’s advertised on the Book and Bed website, any serial reader knows the feeling of telling yourself “okay, just one more chapter” before falling sound asleep, your mouth wide open and the book’s pages glues on your cheek. At Book and Bed, you can. The place is designed for reading, reading, reading, and incidentally sleeping and sipping tea or coffee by the bay window.
I’m a bit nervous, starting to think that maybe Teiichi’s endeavour won’t be free of charge if you see what I mean. What do Japanese guys dream of? Do they dream about blondie European girls in their hentai’s fantasies? He introduces me to Hamachan, makes me put down Monster in the backroom, introduces himself a bit. He’s working in the Publishing industry. What a coincidence since I used to be a bookseller! As the Japanese tradition dictates, he gives me his business card. He’s often on the phone, seems like he’s calling people to find me a place to sleep tonight. He says I should relax, he’s going out to find me some place. What the hell is going to happen to me?
As I’m about to say goodbye to Japan,
I wanna put here some memories of people and all the little things that made me love Japan with all my heart!
Here’s my TOP 5 of my favourite (cheap) Japanese accommodations!
Besides the Shinto shrines, Japan also counts numerous Buddhist temples. Both religions can even appear as complementary in the daily Japanese life. Japanese Buddhist temples are called tera or jiin.
The Shinto shrines, also called Jinja in Japanese are shrines for Shintoism religion, the oldest Japanese religion.
Which consist into the celebration of divinities called kami, which are more spirits than actual gods. They are mostly elements of landscape or forces of nature.