• Day57

    Tokyo Day 2

    October 23, 2019 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Another fairly relaxed day of sight-seeing around Tokyo as we'd done most other things we wanted to do. Started the day with a morning visit to the famous Tsukiji fish markets, though we didn't go at 4am for the tuna auctions! Next up we went to Senso-ji templ, a super picturesque temple in the centre of Shinjuku. Not particularly old, but iconically Japanese with copper-red wood and white plaster temples and a gorgeous square tower.

    Sushi train for lunch (or conveyor belt sushi as it's known here), then walked towards the Tokyo Skytree, one of the world's tallest buildings. Crossing the river on the way we noticed a strange building shaped like a beer glass which turned out to be the headquarters of Asahi brewing (one of the world's largest beverage companies). They have a public bar on the 24th floor where the drink prices were standard Tokyo prices - expensive, but not massively inflated by the location. We had a drink and struck up a conversation with a Canadian man sitting nearby who'd visited Japan a bunch of times. Interesting stuff.

    Eventually walked over to the Skytree but it's super expensive so we didn't go up. Wandered briefly around the mall below before grabbing a bento box and heading home.
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