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... for baby Holmelands and some chopsticks for Derek. We get all four very quickly and next is food. I'm peckish but don't want too much as we'll be eating pizza later. I haven't had anywhere near enough sashimi so head to a place I'd seen a few days ago near the river. I only intend on getting a few pieces and they specialise in fatty tuna. Normally places wax lyrical on the sushimi grade quality of their tuna, even supermarkets do it now ...
... to the heart of Tokyo
... was the main reason that we were here - Half pipe Tokyo! What we hadn't counted on however were the queues - it took us 45 minutes to get on. For someone reason, we had thought that because it was a glorified arcade, the queues would be much smaller than a theme park. It turns out we were wrong. It did give us a chance to work out how to play though. Essentially, two people go on a big snowboard that goes up and down a huge half pipe. In the middle, you both have to stamp ...
Today our sightseeing trips were all around and about Tokyo. The Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine (whats in a name) was first on the list. It's a huge Shinto shrine. Shinto is either a religion or a way of life depending on who you talk to. Japanese believe that all objects, especially living ones like sun and trees etc have spitprits and they worship that spirit, very informally, by visiting the shrine. They even have portable shrines they can you to take to local events. Handy that they have ...
... Last, we night after settling in we decided to go out for dinner and my only request was that I must get sushi. We thought this would be easy given that we are in japan and all. No. First we looked at about 15 restaurants only to have none of them serve sushi. We eventually found a cute restaurant which had a specialty of eel. Since the menu was in Japanese, we ...
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