Toyoko Inn Sinagawaeki Takanawaguchi
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... orders being filled, fish being auctioned and deliveries being made. Try to
visualize hundreds of miniature 3 wheeled flatbed trucks with a driver standing
up front, criss- crossing at high speed in and out of stalls picking up the
fresh seafood that is on ice taking it to a packaging area then to the retailer
pickup zone. You have to have 3 sets of eyes or you can easily get picked off.
It was not only an adrenaline rush for Heather ...
... by a spire called Skytree and a giant sculpture of a pepper, are side streets and back alleys; a maze of shops and restaurants, their interiors hidden behind calligraphic flags. You can feel the industry of the neighborhood; a barge navigates the river and cars and motorbikes coexist with rickshaw drivers.
Day One began with a visit to our first temple. The Sensi-Jo temple is an extraordinarily beautiful complex of ancient Buddhist temples of the Bodhisattva Kannon ...
... train, sumo restaurants, and sumo museums. Apparently, many of the restaurants are owned by ex-sumos and serve chanko nabe, which is the staple food of sumo wrestlers. It's a hot pot dish that is laden with calories.
We queued up outside of the Kokugikan (stadium), watching the junior ranks of wrestlers turning up for their fights wearing yukata (thin kimonos) and geta (elevated wooden sandals). At 8 am, a drum started beating from a tall ...
... the ride before it all gets a bit over run and we are forced to escape by being shot out in the escape pod. It was a pretty impressive roller coaster for an indoor one, but once again we did not excel at the game, as two little american kids who shared our car got nearly double our scores. They weren't scared to tell us about it either! Veil of Dark had a reasonably long queue too, so we were a bit bored of queuing by now, so went for some dinner at a soba/udon bar. I had a ...
Day 2 began with the same breakfast as the day before -- green tea, 2 hard-boiled eggs and toast with marmalade -- the meal of champions. Today was our "culture" day, so we set out for the Japan Edo Museum, but realized it was closed for renovations until March, so we quickly rerouted to the Imperial Gardens in the center of the city. We walked around the grounds, took the classic Japanese zen garden pics and took in the sights. Unfortunately, the main palace was ...