No curve was too sharp for them and their bicycle. No puddle was deep enough to stop them. -- Friends by Helme Hein

28 June, 2009

Night on the Town

We had saved all our Tokyo sightseeing trips for when guests come, so we don't overdose on Tokyo. The famous Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo shows its best action between the hours of 5 and 7, so we decided to stay out all night, past last train to catch the action. A few drinks with an incredible view from Legato in Shibuya and then on to the spa L'aqua to bathe in the warm waters and sleep in the comfy chairs. We slept until 4:45 (to a resounding chorus of Japanese snoring) and caught the first train to Tsukiji. I wish I had read the guidebook recommendations a little better to realize that it was closed every other Wednesday. You feel pretty stupid standing in the rain at 4:45 a.m. next to a smelly, desolate fish market.
Konbini (convenience store) action

I wonder if he thought a concrete pillow was a good choice. Honestly, we could devote an entire blog to the sleeping places of the Japanese.

This is what 4:45 a.m. feels like.

1 comment:

Scott and Heather said...

So you missed the fish market? What a bummer!