Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Gone Seoul Searching in Japan: 14 days in Japan, 14 amazing places to see

Sight seeing in Tokyo is never ending and there are a million things to experience and see for yourself!
 Wow! I can't believe that I have only been in Japan for 14 days and have seen and been to so many wonderful places! Each day for the next 14 days I'm going to try an update this post and a separate post about places to see and things to do in Japan! So far I have seen the most famous crossing in the world at Shibuya, hiked at mount Takao, purchased Sumo tickets at the stadium for the Sumo championships, taken in views of Tokyo Bay at Odaiba, witnessed the newest addition to Tokyo at the Sky Tree which opened in April, walked around the Imperial Palace grounds, witnessed a wedding at Meji Shrine right outside of Harajuku station, eaten purple sweet potato ice cream outside of the Buddhist Temple Senjo-ji, taken the cutest subway train in the world along the coast to Kamakura, seen the great Daibutsu Buddha, hung out at island of Enoshima, stuck my feet in the water at Sagami Bay, seen Mt. Fuji from the subway on a clear day, and the list goes on!

1. Enoshima Island

The island of Enoshima is offers absolutely stunning views of Sagami Bay and its surrounding beaches. Walking over the bridge from the station to the island you will see young Tokyo lites having BBQ's rain or shine. If its raining they will all hang out under the bridge drinking beers and BBQing up a storm. Once on the island there is plenty to see.

Walk through all of the shops and restaurants up the hill to the shrine and temples. There are plenty of look out spots where you can view the beach and bay area filled with people paddle boarding, surfing, and sailing. The neon colored orange, pink, and blue sailboats will inspire you to rent one of your own!

2. High tech Rotating Sushi: Sushi speed trains are in, the conveyor belt is old school

   To celebrate my first girls night in Japan on a Thursday after work I met up with one of my friends at the biggest rotating sushi restaurant I have seen so far in Japan. Inside the massive building, are tables and bars lined with conveyer belts of sushi that was just made and what I like to call "sushi speed trains" that will deliver sushi and other items that you order from your touch screen menu. Picking up the pre-made sushi is easy as the waitresses just count your plates for your final price and there is no dealing with Japanese or any waiter or waitress. Navigating the tough screen is intimidating, but do-able. Simply click on the picture of the item you would like to order, then press the quantity button, and finally the red button that says to order. In about 1-3 minutes a "sushi speed train" will show up right in front of your table delivering your order. Simply press the button on the box next to the touch screen and it will send the speed train back into the kitchen until your next order!

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Robyn said...

Wow! You've already done more in two weeks than I'll probably do in the next two months! haha. This will be a great resource to use as I parse out my plans for things to see and do!
I'm adding your blog to my blogroll. :)

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