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TOKYO: In The Lap of Luxury

On a planned trip to the Philippines, I had the chance for a three-day stopover in Tokyo. I realized that two and a half days wouldn’t give me much time to explore the country in depth, so I decided to have a relaxing stay in Tokyo instead. I exchanged my hotel points for a stay at a luxury hotel (Conrad Tokyo). The hotel is located on the 28th floor of the Tokyo Shiodome building and boasts a panoramic view of the Tokyo Bay skyline. jogging course After checking-in I wanted to go for a short walk to get rid of jetlag. The hotel concierge handed me a ‘jogging course’ complete with map and direction, and recommended that I visit the ‘fish market’ which was nearby.  Considering the time of day, I voiced my concern over the safety of walking around unfamiliar surroundings, but he assured me, "It's always safe in Japan.’   In front of the hotel lobby is the Twenty Eight Bar and Lounge, I took a peek and found a fireplace, warmly lit with calming d├ęcor – a perfect place t