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... me told me it was meant for dipping the sashimi into. The sashimi was exactly the kind of clean flavours that one would associate with Japanese cuisine - the oily flavour of the sardines hit with fresh lemon juice, seasoned lightly with the soy, punctuated by toasted sesame, spring onion and a hit of fresh ginger. It was absolutely brilliant. Kim's deep fried sardines were coated in panko breadcrumbs and served with lightly curried beansprouts, a citrusy ...
Without much time to spare, Liz and I have charged our phones/tablets, jotted down the address of our first hostel, and appropriately sought out sushi during our layover here at *drum roll* the Narita airport in Tokyo! We are currently sitting like kindergarteners on the floor of our terminal, happily filling ourselves with to-go sushi ...
... since the Emporer’s family still lives there but we strolled through the park to see the architecture of the old buildings and the manicured trees that looked like giant bonsai.
We took the subway to Harajuku which is the center of youth culture and home of the Meiji Shrine. The park surrounding the shrine feels more like a forest than a place in the middle of a major ...
... from Esher! Apparently Kalila now looks a lot more like her mother.
Wednesday brought another outstanding breakfast, of rice, miso soup with shiitake mushrooms and tofu, omelette and nori - seaweed strips which you press into the rice to make a little sushi roll of rice. You can also press the rice into a ball with clingfilm and eat it like that.
We finally got out of the house to go and explore. Our first adventure, on Coco`s advice, ...
Arrived into Tokyo after a fairly epic flight and we were
immediately amazed by the place. After getting our trusty JR passes we headed
off to find our hotel. Seriously, don’t travel round Japan without them; free
use on the circular metro line in Tokyo and some bullet train services – once
you master the JR pass wave to quickly get onto station platforms, it’s a