|In preparation for our trip, Brian and I scoured many strangers' travel blogs for tips, tricks and things not to miss. One of our favorites, Boutique Japan, had a perfect one-day tour around the city to see all kinds of sites. I won't bore you with the whole play-by-play, because a lot of it was just walking through neighborhoods, but here are the highlights. |
The first stop was at Turret Coffee for a yummy latte, close to the Tsukiji Market.
|For lunch we headed to Ginza Kyubey for an out-of-this world sushi experience. Sitting shoe-less in a sunken tatami room, we had an amazing view of the sushi chef preparing each delicious bite of our nine piece meal. I decided to brave every bite as it was prepared (eel, wasabi and all!) and enjoyed it immensely, well except for the eel.|
|One of our next stops was Meiji Jingu, a Shinto shrine, and Yoyogi Park. I liked the giant wall of sake barrels wrapped in rice paper, just outside the shrine, along the park's trails.|