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Weather in the low 90's - Sunny and less humid than its been the past few days.
We started out full as fat cats from breakfast and began our journey to find the Tokyo Fish Market (Tsukiji Fish Market). We had heard by and Large the Fulton Fish Market in NYC couldn't hold a candle to the Tokyo Fish Market...Our New York pride ...
... and most of them were empty. In addition they all charge a cover ranging from 500 yen to 1000 yen to enter (that's 5$ to 10$). That doesn't include your first drink. So since I didn't fancy paying 15$ total for a beer I just strolled through and went to my hotel (after getting lost of course) and quickly collapsed in my bed.
Tomorrow (or rather today) I'm headed to the Tsukiji fish market and after that Asakusa, the old part of Tokyo. I'm excited to see how different it will be.
... for a few moments and then headed out myself.
I walked back to the train stations and popped my head in a McDonald's that I had passed - prices were not that bad. I was quickly back on the train and back at the airport. That was probably the best airport layover I could have asked for.
Next, I processed through into the international terminal, had some lunch and caught up with posting pictures to Facebook. I got into my book and then we were soon boarding. ...
it was an overcast day with some rain, so we didn’t get to see Mt Fuji, but the
views of the city were still breathtaking.
After a bite to eat, we had a stroll through the Imperial
Palace Gardens and the area around Tokyo station, before heading for the bright
lights of Shinjuku and Shibuya. In
Shinjuku we stumbled across an Irish pub, so just had to stop for a drink and
... Market before 9am, in order to get a good look at the fresh fish being brought in and cut up.
Michelle had to leave for work so I spent some more time cruising around the fish market. I did get asked to leave several times, but would just walk away and enter at another entry.
After I had my fill of the fish market, I went to a local restaurant to have a sushi breakfast. The lines for the sushi restaurants were around the corner,before 9am. ...