Wandering Around Tokyo

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The signs to indicate on the sidewalk where pedestrians walk and where bike riders ride

Saturday, Larry and I went down to the Tsukiji Fish Market again, where we each tried local snacks. I had a rice bowl with shrimp tempura and Larry had a random maki roll. He said it had at least 8 different things in it, though he couldn’t make out everything in the roll. He also said it was good, though not his favorite. After that, Larry and I went to the Tsukiji Honganji Temple. That was only a short distance from the fish market. There were a lot of tourists there. It appears they were about to have a ceremony or something there, when we got there because they seemed to be rushing people out. We sat down for a bit, and just observed locals praying at the shrine. After that, we decided to go back to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building to see if we could see Mt. Fuji from the 45th floor observatory, since it was a clear day.

The sidewalk
No sight of Mt. Fuji, unfortunately. It seemed like a clear day, but I guess it was still sort of hazy out. After visting the TMG building, Larry and I took the train back to Ginza and actually walked around Ginza for a long time. We were there for hours. We people watched, which is always entertaining. We ate greasy chicken for dinner. It was VERY greasy. That’s all I’ll say. It was just ok. We also had chocolate waffles again… for dessert. It’s our tradition now. 

Larry has tasted all of the local beers – Asahi, Sapporo and Kirin and deems Sapporo the best one by far. I’m not much of a beer person myself, so I can’t really attest, though the wine has been good.

The people in Tokyo thus far have seemed very clean, hygienic and fit.

Eating my shrimp tempura/rice bowl
We see people running all over the place and exercising to stay in shape. We have not seen many overweight people. We don’t think this is a poor city as we haven’t seen many homeless people either.

We’ve been watching a lot of Japanese TV at night. For the most part, most of the shows are either food-related (like cooking shows) or game shows (Larry calls them “ridiculous game shows”; he says he knows they’re doing crazy stuff on the shows, but he can’t quite follow along). One thing I forgot to mention was the TV shows in Delhi all revolved around dancing (seriously…. there was dancing in every show). They have been showing the Olympics in Vancouver on one network a lot throughout the day.

Today, I thought of my little brother, who turns 23 today! Happy Birthday Ant!!!

Tomorrow, Sunday, we plan on taking a side trip to Kamakura, since we feel we’ve seen enough in Tokyo and would love to see other parts of Japan.

traveller142009 says:
Hope you get over your bug! Must be nice to have the hubby around to share in this wonderful experience...
Posted on: Feb 22, 2010
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The signs to indicate on the sidew…
The signs to indicate on the side…
The sidewalk
The sidewalk
Eating my shrimp tempura/rice bowl
Eating my shrimp tempura/rice bowl
Larry eating his maki roll
Larry eating his maki roll
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government …
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government…
Eating yet another chocolate waffl…
Eating yet another chocolate waff…
Busy intersection in Tokyo
Busy intersection in Tokyo
photo by: maka77