One cannot go to Tokyo and skip eating sushi-it's the best in the world. Even if you don't like sushi, you've got to at least try it, or so I kept telling myself.
Our last full day in Japan, we took the subway to the Tsukiji fish market. We weren't ambitious enough for the actual auction (for that you have to get there around 4am) but we got an early start. As you might imagine, there were many interesting sea creatures to taste and look at.
|Ruby tries a Japanese omelet|
|Grace tries dried sardines from a guy who told us he loves the Denver Broncos|
There are many sushi restaurants peppered throughout the market. We decided on one where the 5 of us could all sit (some of these restaurants were very small) and one that looked at least a little bit popular.
Jim loved the sushi.
After lunch we took the subway to the visit the Meiji shrine. It's the beautiful forest right in the middle of the city. The trees were each planted by hand in the 20s. It's so peaceful, it's hard to believe it's surrounded by such a busy city.
|These are barrels of sake|
For our final night in Japan, we ate udon noodle soup for dinner and sang karoke! At first Grace was too embarrassed to go with me to sing karoke. Can you believe that they had songs from Frozen as selections?!
We highly recommend Japan. There's so much to see and do. The people are incredibly friendly and helpful. Each time we were lost and took a minute to look at a map or stop to try and figure out where we were a Japanese person would come up to us and ask if we needed help. More than once we said yes and were escorted by said stranger to where we needed to go. I feel like that, like Seoul, Tokyo is a place you could live for 25 years and still not see everything. It's a little intimidating that way.