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... ask a couple if we were on the right line. They said no, we had to be on the Yamanote line or the city circle line. I was still pretty sure that the Tokaido line should go through Shinagawa. I asked a schoolgirl and she said that it did go to Shinagawa. It was the second stop. If we had to go through the Yamanote line, it was an all station train.
We checked into the hotel at about 5.30pm, had a short rest and downloaded the photos. We had enquired as ...
... for rows of tuna maguro and for me a humble bowl of tuna, salmon and fish roe on rice. Each mouthful is divine, the freshness of the seafood which was caught only hours before is an experience that you shouldn’t miss out on if you are ever in Tokyo. It is just blissful. I read that Tokyo has more Michelin hats than any other city in the world, judging from the food at the humble markets it is entirely believable. All too soon, bags are packed and it is time to ...
... wandered over.
Up 40 flights to the top, I found a nice restaurant which was pretty much empty. I walked to the window to take pictures of the stunning view. I found the 1964 Olympic Stadium for the Tokyo Summer Olympics. I absorbed the view (for FREE this time), then descended back to the bustling streets. I walked some of the streets of Shibuya for about an hour, before getting lunch.
I walked into a shopping center, where traditionally the basement ...
... of reasons.
Firstly, we found out that the courtesy bus we wanted to catch to Disneyland didn't start running until 7:30am. This wasn't a problem, and we got the 7:30 bus and were soon at Disney, at Maihama station. There we witnessed our first bout of peak hour train chaos.
Usually the Japanese are very courteous and organised on public transport. There are queues, and a logical order to the way people get on and off trains. On this occasion ...
... a 45 minute queue to get tickets, I decided to skip going up it. The humidity was at it's peak of the day, and after a few hours of walking around in it, I decided to head back to the hostel to cool off. On the way back I passed a small canal, not longer than 20 metres, that was littered with several Japanese fisherman. Some of them were literally sitting elbow to elbow and I don't know how they could possibly enjoy that, but I suppose in the most populated city in the ...
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