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May 18th 2007
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 Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Shinjuku By Steve Sarah
May 18th 2007
S&S
We arrived yesterday in Tokyo after a pretty normal flight from Seattle. We are super surprised on how clean and orderly everything is...from a pit crew of people loading your luggage onto the bus to English signs on everything. We just keep stumbling around and magically appear where we want to go. Last night was a bit of sightseeing around our hotel in Shinjuku and today we ventured onto the subway to see the largest fish market in the world ($15m worth of fish every day) this morning and eat sushi breakfast (actually not as good as Seattle and more expensive but we are spoiled). Later today we traveled up to Asakusa to see the big temple here and also to see a sumo match. We are fortunate to be here during a major Shinto festival as well as one of the big sumo tournaments so our timing couldnt be better. Hugs and love to all...

Steve and Sarah


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There are hundreds of streets that look like this one...
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mmmm noodle bowl...
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This is the widest crosswalk that we have ever seen...
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Morning on the metro...
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Steve inside the worlds largest fish market
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Getting ready to carve tuna.
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mmmm....red octopus
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hundreds of fish stalls and fish juice all over the place...
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Sumo tournament juniors
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Sarahs new boyfriend...sorry Steve.
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Busy Asakusa street.
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Octopus on a stick....now thats fast food.
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Sarah purifying herself.
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outside the temple
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Senso-ji views


19th May 2007

Awesome
Great to hear from you and am so glad that the trip is off to as great start. So wonderful that you set up this blog then we don't miss you as much!!! Love Mum
19th May 2007

Looks like your trip has started off really well. Steve better watch out for Sarah and those Sumo men!
20th May 2007

Way to Go
Is this your first time in Japan? Expensive! When I visited Japan, I was surprised at how westernized they all were and yet still had their culture intacked, like bowing instead fo shaking hands etc. I also noticed that everyone on the train or bus carried a sweat towel. I always wondered what those towels were for until I started sweating buckets....so humid. Hope you have a great time. Love Dyanne and Peter
21st May 2007

Thanks for setting up this blog!
Hey guys! I'm happy to hear you are off to a great start. Things are pretty much the same here - be sure to keep writing so that I can live vicariously through you! :) Hugs to you both, stay safe, have a wonderful time and bring home some good tea if you find any!

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