Asakusa Town Hotel
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... night. We were informed by the hostess upon our arrival that without a reservation we would need to wait for a bit. We were both starting to rethink our choice. As we were contemplating on whether we should find another place to eat, the hostess announced that a table was available. I have to say our meals were very impressive even though I did have the impression this place might be a tourist trap - there were several pictures of American celebrities who have been here, not ...
... having what might have been the best sushi I've ever had. I legitimately saw our chef catch a tuna with a net from a fish tank in the restaurant, put it on the table, and chop off it's head. Gross, yes, but it basically melted in your mouth it was so fresh. Good thing I've evolved from eating chicken fingers and baked potatoes for the first 21 years of my life. When we got to the restaurant they asked us smoking or non-smoking. Obviously we said non, so they brought us to our ...
... chance I could get them even more lost than they already are.
They were looking for a restaurant a friend of theirs made reservations at, so
I helped out the best I could. In return, they asked me to join them for
This restaurant was in what felt like the middle of the fish market, but
once inside the interior was impeccable. It was very strange walking around a
place where people are driving trucks and carts with Styrofoam boxes ...
... minutes after arriving to get back to Tokyo. I am gutted but we can't say we didn't try and perhaps next time I will hike to the top instead.
Later that evening Rach and I made our way to Tokyo station to get the Shinkansen bullet train, which broke the already broken bank, but we had no other options as we were running out of time. It was indeed a speedy train reaching 300km/hr and comfortable too meaning both of us nodded off, luckily waking for our stop.
Next up ...
... with a blow torch and I had to assist by squeezing the lemon at the exact right moment. Let's just say I won't be asked to do that again.
After dinner, we made a stop at Akihabara to see the Electric Town district, full of bright lights, electronics and manga. Not this time; there was a power cut that had knocked out much of Electric Town. Typical. In fact power overloads seem to be quite common in Japan - most of the hostels I've stayed ...