Mitsui Garden Hotel Kashiwa
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... from Tokyo+
- Drinking tea in a traditional tea house in the Hamma Rikkyu Garden and learning about tea etiquette
- Visiting Tsukiji Fish Market at 5am, where fishermen sell every type of seafood you can possibly imagine to wholesalers. I got to see how they cut the tuna, and ate the BEST sushi in a small restaurant that is part of the marketplace complex. It was so good that it didn't require a drop of soy sauce!!!!
- Eating sushi off ...
... out to visit Tokyu hands again because I had broken my headphones at some point on the way back to the hotel, which was about to make the long plane ride miserable. New earbuds acquired along with some washi tape we were off to the station again for our probably last ramen of the trip. We waited in line for about 30 min for some tsukemen style ramen, where the broth is thicker and noodles are served separately to dip in the broth. We enjoyed our meal, ...
... shopping quarter with nice little shops but it didn't prove to be much, so we head back to Roppongi Hills which is a Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen studded Beverley Hills kinda place. We all wanted to shop and buy ourselves something from Japan but its like everything is Western. Japan does not try to sell itself. London for instance, sells London, you can't go anywhere without Union Jack clad merchandiase, but Japan and Tokyo is so far westernised that ...
... baths) and enjoy the view of Mt Fuji. We knew it was Sunday and that it is a popular spot for the Japanese but we didn’t expect it would be SO busy. On the train to Hakone we already realized it was going to be busy, but when we got to Hakone it was packed with people. We wanted to take a train to the lake for a view and a hike but it was packed with people and people were still queuing. As it was so busy we decided not to go to the hot springs ...
... that after
dinner with Sherry and her friends on Friday night, we went again. Oh…and did I mention that after finishing at
5am we then decided that we had to repeat on Saturday night. Needless to Sunday, other than taking the
train from Tokyo to Osaka on Sunday, my friend Chris and I literally did
So week 1 is now done and the vacation portion of my time in
Japan has now begun. I will be reporting
a bit more regularly ...