Today we got up early and took the subway to Tsukiji-Shijoh or the Tokyo Fish Market. Check out the picture below to see just how crowded public transportation in
We quickly worked our way to one of the many sushi joints in Tsukiji and had lunch. This is also something to do while in the fish market because the sushi is among the freshest in the world. The restaurant was no bigger than the sushi bar more than 10 customers would have overloaded the tiny place. The first thing the chefs asked me was if any of us spoke Japanese; they were overjoyed that I wasn’t speaking in English.
After Tsukiji, we headed to Asakusa and met up with Wei-san again. It was forecasted that
We finished our day with a quick trip to Ikebukuro. This area is pretty hip with lots of gaming places and shopping areas. We went to the Sunshine City Complex home of the 60 floor building. You can take the free elevator ride up to the top like we did. The elevator was quite possibly the fastest in the world. I can’t verify this but it ascended the 60 floors of the building in 35 seconds. While climbing, the inside of the elevator had a light show where whales and dolphins were projected onto the walls – it was cool. We didn’t bother with the viewing deck on the 60th floor because it was so foggy.
The rest of
We came back to the hotel. Sunkus was sold out of natto rolls – I almost broke town in tears. Had to settle for musubi.
Tomorrow morning mom and I wake up early to fly to
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