Sushi, Chocolate and Shibuya to End Our Stay in Japan
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Monday was our last day in Japan. Wellâ€¦ actually we had only half a day left here, as we were spending the evening flying to Beijing, China.
Larry and I decided we should eat our favorite Japanese food and dessert and visit one last site that we had wanted to visit before heading to the airport.
We went to a kaiten sushi place near the hotel that the lady at the front desk recommended. A kaiten sushi is the â€śconveyor beltâ€ť sushi-type place where the different dishes of sushi are offered on a conveyor belt and customers grab the dish they want to eat one by one. Customers pay for the dishes they grab. The prices are reasonable, and if you grab something you decide you donâ€™t like, then you know not to grab that dish again, so youâ€™re not stuck with one big meal you donâ€™t really like.
Itâ€™s funny, because we went there, as Larry and I both love sushi and we observed other locals eating (since it was lunch time there were many locals from nearby offices eating there). We realized the locals ate a lot less than we did. The locals each grabbed 3 or 4 plates of sushi. Larry had about 12 dishes alone. I ate less than he did, but still it was just interesting to notice differences in eating habits. Larry stated that he was in sushi heaven after this meal!
After lunch we headed over to the chocolate waffle place, where we decided to have our last chocolate covered waffles for dessert. They were delicious. I decided I should learn how to make those when I get home.
Then we took the train to Shibuya, to visit the busiest pedestrian intersection (there have been documentaries of this intersection on television).
After that, we went back to the hotel, where Larry and I caught the shuttle bus to the airport to catch a flight to Beijing.
All in all, I will say our stay in Japan was great! I got to see so muchâ€¦ so many sights, temples, shrines, buildings, landmarks, streets, and neighborhoods. It was interesting to see how the city of Tokyo is laid out. There is really no â€śoneâ€ť downtown area, I guess. There are these pockets of interesting neighborhoods or communities, each with very diverse atmospheres.
I enjoyed the food in Tokyo.
Now letâ€™s see what Beijing holds in store for us!