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So after a good night's sleep we were up early the next day for our first full day in Tokyo. We decided to separate our time in the city so we’d visit Asakusa, Ueno and Akihabara on the first day, Shinjuku, Shibuya and Harajuku on the second day and Tsukiji fish market on the third morning before we left for Nikko.
Our first stop in Asakusa was straight to Senso-ji, one of the biggest temple complexes in Tokyo and (luckily for us) only a two minute walk from ...
... wood drawer that had the Kanji that was on the stick. I had a bad fortune, Kylie got a good fortune. If you get a bad fortune you tie it on a an area in the temple to get rid of any bad luck. On the way to lunch the tour guide told us about some things about Tokyo. Tokyo means east of Kyoto. Mt Fuji, is actually from the original people of Japan the Ainu people. There are 13 million people in Tokyo. Prior to 1963 all the buildings in Tokyo were only ...
... to the owner, he mentioned the Highlander Inn (my local in Craigellachie, set up by the same people) so he wrote the directions in Japanese and we got a cab there. Unfortunately I missed Tatsuya, the old manager from there, by 15 mins, so a local guy phoned him and he came back to have a drink with us. Stayed for a few hours, drinking and chatting :) Scott had some japenese whisky along with his Old ...
... 20 million) fishing destinations are at a bit of a premium and they just have to settle for what they can get. After cooling off in the hostel I decided that it was time to head out for some food, this time I was fancying the Japanese noodle soup dish 'Ramen'. Ramen is, in essence, a noodle dish in a soy sauce based soup, filled with fresh herbs and vegetables, and traditionally topped with some slices of pork and half a boiled egg. It is Japanese eating custom that, when ...
Had a layover in Tokyo. Free Wifi in the terminal.
I got chatting with the girl next to me on the flight, Molly from Vancouver. After some discussion, we discovered we had actually booked accommodation at the same hostel. One of my biggest fears about the trip was the prospect of traveling alone and the challenges of meeting fellow travelers. It didn't take the universe very long to tell me not to worry.