Okura Frontier Hotel Ebina
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We got up early and showered ready to be out of the hotel by 7.30am this morning. We were going to catch the sumo training before it finished! It took us half an hour to get to Hamacho district, dodging all the workaholics on their way to the office! We caught the last 45 minutes of the practice, you could watch for free from the window. The stable is where the sumo's eat, sleep and train. Their bicycles were parked outside (god knows who those skinny bicycle frames supported ...
... in their toys, unlike us in America. It's fascinating and almost insulting to see just how great their toys are here compared to ours! This is why I keep falling into the trap of spending a lot of money - I know I'll never see these again.
We eventually grew hungry and stopped to finally get sushi. We went to a conveyer belt sushi place. The more I stay in Japan, the more I see that a lot of things are automated and very fast. At this sushi ...
... leaving the country. Panic over. Disaster averted.
Upon passing immigration my next challenge was to negotiate the Tokyo Subway. The Metro system here dwarfs the London Tube and is rightly described as "comprehensive". Looking at the map was the first really Japanese assault on my senses. It's a mess. Kanji text sharing the space with English and probably about three times as many stations as the London Tube. At least I had directions to my hostel from the airport and I ...
... s freshest fish are auctioned off, most notably the expensive tuna. The sushi restaurants in Tokyo all get their fish from this market each morning. At the market, you can find anything and everything. Dried squid, poisonous fish that must be specially prepared, dried seaweed. The Japanese seem to use almost every part of the fish – what they can’t eat, they dry and boil in soup. Aside from food, at the market you can buy souvenir ...
... able to look back and understand even a little bit of how the pieces of the plan are perfectly ordered for good. -- My travel to Beijing is in two parts as I had an overnight layover in Tokyo. In the morning before going back to the airport, I walked around the neighborhood near the hotel for a bit. I took pictures of anything and everything that caused me to raise an eyebrow or tilt my head. I have more questions than explanations, so check out the pictures and ...