Toyoko Inn Asakusa Kuramae Kaminarimon
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After lunch it was time to make our way towards the snow monkey park which was situated about 30 minutes away by local train so we headed for a different train station and it was all aboard! When we arrived in the little town closest to the park there was a fleet of three taxis waiting for us at the station. Why they didn’t just rent a little mini-bus or something is beyond me but we didn’t argue, instead we divided into groups of 5 and headed off ...
... off the course by a guard wielding a stick and told to head in the one direction. It is hard to imagine how people would react in Australia if you could only tackle a run in one direction, yes the Japanese really are a society of conforming citizens. We spent a lovely afternoon in an area called Ginko Avenue to enjoy the most beautiful autumn show of colour. Being a Sunday there was thousands upon thousands of locals enjoying the fine weather and autumn colours. The Ginko ...
... tambourines and mic in hand we give it a good crack.
The next morning is a slow start, Nathan and Joe head off to the Tsukiji fish market and in the afternoon we head out to Oshiage to see the Tokyo skytree (lookout tower). On the way home we go underground to find a very cheap Italian dinner at restaurant chain Saizeriya (we are eating Japanese food – promise) and home to prepare for the next morning trek to Fuji Rock.
Today we visited the Yoyogi Gardens with the Meiji Jingu shrine. We had been afraid that being the weekend it would be a bit crowded and certainly a lot of locals were there but it gave it a good sense of being the place to visit. It also gave us the chance to observe a wedding ceremony and people dressed in traditional dress. You could pay to go into a garden ...
... East of the city.
Day two started with an early morning visit to Tsukiji fish market. Having been advised that it didn`t open until 9:00 to tourists at this time of year, we left our hotel at about 8:30 and were among the first non-wholesalers there. There was an overwhelming amount of hacking of dead (and alive) fish, shellfish, octopi, squid and all other types of sea dwelling creatures. What struck me was that even within such a ...