Tokyo - Sushi and neon lights
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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.
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.