Hands-free Massage while Sleeping in Downtown Tokyo

Hotels located near Tokyo Station generally charge a higher price.  If I have to stay near this area to catch an early train in the morning or have meetings in the proximity, I prefer to stay in Hotel Ryumeikan Tokyo, for its location just opposite to Tokyo Station and its value for money services.

What’s more, this hotel offers the option to select rooms and beds with massage functions (“the forus experience”).  I like this option so much particularly after a long day of work or walk, I could enjoy massage before entering deep sleep.  Another merit is their restaurant on the top floor, where I had the best steamed onions ever.

There’re apparently a lot of shops nearby as well.  Look forward to my next visit!



讓人喜出望外的是酒店提供按摩牀(Forus Experience)供選擇,經過一天的操勞,能按摩一下好好放鬆幫助入睡。酒店的餐廳很值得推薦,就在頂層,那裏的蒸洋葱是我吃過最好吃的蒸洋葱!


Red-eye Flight

I attended an international conference in Tokyo last week. Though it was not a planned trip, I decided to pay the visit to meet old friends and make new ones. I thought it might be a good opportunity to get an update on how different parts of the world had been developing their cities to make them smarter.

Traditionally, November is a busy month to me, for her approaching the year end. To be able to attend, I had to take the midnight flight so as to save time and costs. The flight was about 4 hours from Hong Kong to Tokyo, which was a bit embarrassing – it was not short, yet not long enough for a nice sleep. I ended up finishing the Ghostbusters 2016 movie while having a few incomplete naps. The reward was the very beautiful sunrise (see the above photo).

Upon arrival to the hotel, I was provided with access to the gym and pool. I was so tired though that I went to sleep right away. No wonder my mentors always remind me not to take a red-eye flight, where possibly, as that does not save much of the effective, productive time.

While feeling a bit exhausted, I managed to make the conference on time, and had made a lot of very interesting new friends from US, EU, Latin America, India, Middle East and Asia. Will I still take the red-eye flight? Maybe when situation comes.