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... our connecting flight. The airport was massive, modern and a shopaholics dream - every high Brand was represented in total style. Zeal and I chose to spend our two hour layover indulging in some authentic Japanese tea. The time flew by far too quickly. How I wish we could have stayed in Japan ...
... and going what seems pretty nuts for a Japanese crowd. There was an old man in front of me who was chugging beer like it was going out of fashion and shouting at pretty much every wrestler, then there were the hordes of schoolgirls up in the nosebleed section chanting all manner of stuff - it was a very raucous evening :)
All in all it was very interesting to watch a full day's sumo even without understanding a single thing said by any announcer for the entire day ...
... Yanks, Flemish and Irish. It was a great night.
On our last day in Tokyo we checked out the Tsukiji Fish Market. Unfortunately it was a national holiday so we didn't get to see much action, however we did get to have a sushi and sashimi breakfast at one of the restaurants within the complex. We then went the the Tokyo Dome to see a preseason baseball game between the Yomiuri Giants and the Seibu Lions. Even ...
... there were no
fireworks happening so we headed back to our hotel at around 10.30pm.
1 January 2013 – Day 12 – Kamakura
Today we headed slightly out of Tokyo
to Kamakura to take in the New Year’s activities. This turned out
to be a great experience as it was a very authentic Japanese
experience. The town of Kamakura has some well known shrines and
temples, and people lined up in their thousands to visit. We
accidently got ...
... and helpful) I was faced with navigating the train system and finding my hotel. I was terrified about getting lost in Tokyo on myfirst day, but I managed to get all the way to my hotel without getting lost once, so I'm quite proud of myself. I even got to speak a little Japanese when asking the locals if I had the correct train. Go me! They sure weren't kidding about the heat in Japan at this time ...