TripAdvisor Reviews Mielparque Tokyo Minato
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... this area was home to silversmiths. Today it is the main high end shopping district….Harry Winston, Chanel, Gucci, etc. Since today is Saturday, they close down the main street to traffic and allow pedestrians to walk freely down the middle of the street. We find an awesome place for some appetizers and beer. The place is called Super "Dry" Extra Cold. There were no seats just pub tables to stand around. The place was very ...
... in fish juice-spew! We were given high-vis vests and led through the market almost being mowed down by pallet trucks. This was a fast paced place and even the auctioneers were talking at lighting speed, it was intense. The giant tuna were laid out in lines and potential buyers were inspecting every inch of them before committing to a purchase. It was a cool thing to see, but with the shocking weather, the time spent queuing and the exhaustion I wouldn't recommend it.
... safe and we had a bottle shop on the next corner so we were pretty happy. Our hotel is right in the Shinjuku main area - the streets here are lined with neon signs stretching up to 12 storeys high. There are so many shops and restaurants and little bars and cafés - it is a travellers' Mecca. We went exploring and tried to find some shopping centers to buy ourselves some pressies. The first one that we walked into had nothing but sporting and electronic goods - the two ...
... tea house and 100s of dragonflies. From the Garden we jumped on a
foot ferry for a 30 minute journey up the river back towards our
hostel, lovely jubbly. Day 5:
We read that when you want to see sumo,
head to the sumo village in Ryogoku. Here we found the free sumo
museum and even though there weren't any tournaments, there were many
sumos out walking and getting on with their sumo lives. Some random
walking took us to an ...
... which is more like a soft cookie. Also, you can get either straight vanilla or a version that has a thin dark chocolate strip down the middle which gives it a most wonderful chocolate flavor. Great to cool you off and fill you up.
One thing you can always count on it Japan is having a convenient store and or vending machine within 100 yards, or so it seems. (I may need to do a special travel ...