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sun setting over tokyo.

Finally got ourselves out of London, 6 months work was clearly too much, so off again we are, first stop Tokyo.

Arirved in lovely tokyo after 11 hours on the plane to be greeted by Danny, sarah's cousin, and a taxi driver with an automatically opening door, he just pushed a button and it opened, very exciting stuff. Danny lives in tokyo with his wife Arisa in a lovely two bedroom that we would call home for the next 6 days.

AC arrived ready to punch out more karate kid quotes than daniel-san has crane kicks. Also very exciting.

We spent the majority of time between Danny & Arisa, Erica & Ben (Erica is one of sarahs tassie friends, Ben is also from Tassie, bad start to the trip there for AC) and touring the sights of Tokyo.

danny and andrew in the 'electric street' a place to buy every type of electronic imaginable.
A trip to see Mt Fuji was also thrown in for good measure.

We managed to fit in a visit to the tokyo zoo... pandas were the highlight but we also saw king penguins!

We spent about 6 days in tokyo, our thoughts from the trip:

A few of our favorites from Japan:

  • Ninjas, love em, wanna be one
  • Samurai, see above
  • Sushi is fantastic. Also made by men in cool white suits who'd kick your arse ninja style if you complained
  • The cleanliness is unbelievable - lots of hands make light work (old japanese proverb)
  • Trains run on time and some are real fast, a big change from London
  • Neon lights - the bigger and brighter the better
  • Bento box for lunch or go hungry
  • You can have sushi for breakfast - not recommended
  • Men follow the imperial horse cart just to pick up fecies. What have i been doing with my life?
  • If you want to save a seat in a restaurant, just leave your wallet on it and order, no ones going to steal it.
  • Karaoke is fun.
WAs great to spend time with DAnny & Arisa  and Erica & Ben, for those relatives and tassie friends  who have vouchers to stay with these guys we would suggest book your flights!

adventuremann says:
Great insights into Japan! Sounds very interesting.
Posted on: Apr 15, 2007
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sun setting over tokyo.
sun setting over tokyo.
danny and andrew in the electric …
danny and andrew in the 'electric…
rainbow bridge.
rainbow bridge.
Danny, Arisa and SC, with the toky…
Danny, Arisa and SC, with the tok…
Neon lights everywhere
Neon lights everywhere
Dinner anyone?
Dinner anyone?
Cherry Blosom. The Japanese love t…
Cherry Blosom. The Japanese love …
cherry blossoms coming out early t…
cherry blossoms coming out early …
Bonzai!
Bonzai!
hot pink blossom on the bonzai
hot pink blossom on the bonzai
Photo of the day this one, definat…
Photo of the day this one, defina…
The trip up to see Fuji. Sulpur mi…
The trip up to see Fuji. Sulpur m…
Sarah and Erica. No idea what the …
Sarah and Erica. No idea what the…
Fuji!
Fuji!
The Hiroshima and Nagasaki flame. …
The Hiroshima and Nagasaki flame.…
Sarah and entrance to more temple.
Sarah and entrance to more temple.
Some markets. Unfortunatley no nin…
Some markets. Unfortunatley no ni…
Ohhh, so sweet.
Ohhh, so sweet.
Whats your foutune?
Whats your foutune?
raw sushi for breakfast after the …
raw sushi for breakfast after the…
tempura restaurant with ben and er…
tempura restaurant with ben and e…
Arisa made Shabu Shabu for us one …
Arisa made Shabu Shabu for us one…
sushi train.. hes getting good wi…
sushi train.. he's getting good w…
Stir that Shabu Shabu!
Stir that Shabu Shabu!
Fuji again.
Fuji again.
Praise buddha.
Praise buddha.
Six!
Six!
Tuna anyone?
Tuna anyone?
Lots of fishies here.
Lots of fishies here.
Outside the Imperial grounds.
Outside the Imperial grounds.
The imperial horse cart.
The imperial horse cart.
Picture perfect. Again outside the…
Picture perfect. Again outside th…
The men who follow the horses to p…
The men who follow the horses to …
Panda!
Panda!
A bit of sun baking in the zoo.
A bit of sun baking in the zoo.
Im cooler than you lion.
I'm cooler than you lion.
Cop this silver back!
Cop this silver back!
Penguins, you beauty.
Penguins, you beauty.
Go pangman!
Go pangman!
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photo by: maka77