I checked out the hotel early to walk to the International Terminal, Haneda Airport.
I usually plan to buy new cosmetics at the airport to cut tax; these are new cosmetics.
I look forward to trying them on tomorrow. fufufu
It takes 3.5 – 4 hrs to reach Taiwan and I enjoyed the movie, The Man They Called Pirate…
It takes only 15 mins from the airport to reach major places in Taipei.
It was still early to check in to a room so we went to a fortune tell.
I’m lucky because there are a quite number of fortune tellers who are able to communicate in Japanese.
Then we went to Xingtiangong Temple to pray.
We returned to the Grand Hotel; this hotel has three names: in Taiwanese – 圓山大飯店, in Japanese – Maruyama Daihanten (we pronounce Chinese characters in Japanese way) and in English – the Grand Hotel.
There are many good luck charms, Dragons, as many as 220,000 – 230,000 in this hotel.
Since this hotel is so unique, we had a special tour.
This hotel is GRAND because it was a former State Guest House.
This hotel received many VVIPs.
Well, there is a mysterious 85 m man-made tunnel which could be a secret escape tunnel.
However, we don’t know why this was made.
A room is also nice.
And the view from a room is nice overlooking a whole Taipei.
Tonight, we had dinner at the Golden Dragon Restaurant, the Grand Hotel.
I enjoyed these food with a Taiwanese local beer, Golden Medal Taiwan Beer.
After dinner, we took a hotel free shuttle bus to Shilin Night Market.
I’m so surprised to find many Japanese characters on products and Japanese confectioneries, health and beauty cares.
It was an interesting day.
Good night for now.