BY Lisa Lindblad
March 1, 2012
Just behind the serenely beautiful Capitol Hotel Tokyu where I am staying is a charming Japanese Garden and an old Shinto Shrine. An early riser, I spent the early hour walking through, encountering a remarkably fit man exercising in the courtyard and young men stopping on their way to work to ring the great gong, clap hands twice before joining them together in prayer. Even in the gray dawn, there is much of beauty.