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... Also when people didn’t understand English, he, of all things, spoke
with his limited German, like that would help.
Too bad when we went to the Tokyo Sky Tree Tower, even
though it was a sunny day, there was smog in the distance and you couldn’t see
The food has been agreeing with us. However since
everything is fried in the restaurants we have resorted to the grocery store
and that has ...
... conservative, it sure was LOUD! We used the iPads at each table to place our orders, getting among many other things, some raw horse meat and this super slimy octopus dish. I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that no matter how many times I chewed it, I just couldn't swallow! When Nami wasn't looking I had to discreetly spit out the mangled tentacle in my napkin. Disgraceful I tell ya. Otherwise, one of many fun nights out - Domo Arigato Nami!
... shapes, sizes and characters during our travels, however Senso-Ji was still one heck of an impressive sight. The differences between Senso-Ji and the other types of temples we’ve visited were apparent to us straight away; dark wood, everything painted in blacks, browns and white, the clattering of wooden sticks being shaken in their fortune telling boxes. The ceremonies at Senso-Ji were also different for us; having to wash our hands and rinse our mouths out, ...
... the first group. While we had made it into the first group with a buffer this meant we had to wait until 5:20am for the tour to start. Thankfully we were inside, could sit on the ground in the waiting area and were allowed outside to use the bathroom. I used the time to write a draft of yesterday's blog entry and to look up what milt is. It seemed an appropriate thing to do at a fish market. Its definition was in my iPhone's internal dictionary.
This is the largest fish market in the world. It opens at 4 am for actual buyers to attend the auction and to go through to secure the items their customers need. All of the hotels and restaurants have their buyers attend and hand select what they will need for their operations each day...on some level. It may not be that deep per location, but this ...