Last day in Tokyo
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As usual we woke up early despite going to bed really late (I think it was about 2am when I finally closed my eyes). I felt really upset because I realized that it was almost half of my trip already and I didn't want to leave Tokyo so fast, I haven't been to Imperial Gardens and so many other places...
After packing up I made some pictures of Tokyo Tower and at 10.30am we checked out of the Tokyo Grand. We went to Hamamatsucho Station where I went to buy tickets for my mom's trip to Narita airport. I had a timetable for Narita Express so I knew which one she needed. I explained it all to the ticket officer and it looked like he understood and gave me the tickets. They were completely in Japanese, and he wrote which one is for which trip.
We passed by some business building where there were plenty of young people in their black suits, I guess they had some sort of company selective interview because we saw a guy in a suit outside that same building who looked like practicing his speech, it was somewhat odd and amusing at the same time. A little bit farther from that building there was a bench and the other guy in a suite looked like crying - he was probably rejected? Strangely enough - it was Sunday.
Other streets were pretty much empty. After that we returned back to Tokyo Station and went to Starbucks. We had a talk about our family matters and it was time to say our good byes already...
Since we had to take different train lines we had to go separate ways but I decided (just in case) to take my mom to her train. I felt a little uneasy because I was afraid that she could lose her way somewhere in the labyrinth of passes. She put her ticket into the ticket gate and...it got rejected! We went to the ticket officer and showed him her Narita Express ticket but he told us to go and buy another ticket. I was standing dumbfounded there not knowing what exactly went wrong with the ticket I bought in the morning... We didn't have much time and at the same time I didn't want to buy the same ticket again because I didn't get any explanation of what went wrong with the first one.
I dashed to another wing of Tokyo Station to my platform. It was nearly 4pm and I had a reserved seat ticket to Kyoto by Hikari train at 4.03pm. I was standing on the platform and saw a lady dressed in kimono. She looked really beautiful but I couldn't dare take a picture because she had so mean look on her face that I thought she'd jump on me with her fists =) I was also stressed enough from the ticket ordeal so I was just looking around waiting for my train...