Friday, 15 January 2016

Fujisan and Tokyo 4-Day Itinerary: Day Four

Read Day 1 here – Satsuki and Mei’s House, Osu Kannon
Read Day 2 here – Mount Fuji, Kawaguchiko
Read Day 3 here – Tokyo Tower, Shibuya
Read Day 4 here – Tsukiji Market, Yokohama Chinatown

Last day of the trip. We went to Tsukiji Market (築地市場) in the late morning and it was filled with many tourists. The market was bigger than I thought and the number of restaurant choices was incredible. We waited in line for an hour at a small restaurant with only 12 seats nearer to the tuna auction area. At the end of our wait we were able to enjoy a fresh bowl of kaisen don (海鮮丼). I chose a bowl with tuna, salmon and uni. This cost about 2400 yen and all the rice kept me full till late evening.

Tsukiji Market
Kaisen don
After the market we took a train to Yokohama’s Chinatown at Ishikawacho Station (石川). It was clean and there were a good number of people roaming around but it was quite laid back compared to Tokyo. We tried an egg tart from a place that had signs hinting that their tarts were number one but it wasn’t quite right. Though I am probably biased towards Hong Kong and Macau egg tarts.

Yokohama Chinatown

We took the JR train to Shinagawa Station (品川) then switched to the Keikyu Line to Haneda Airport (羽田空港). We bought a one-way flight from Haneda Airport to Kobe Airport (神戸空港) which was almost half the cost of taking the Shinkansen back. Our flight with Skymark went smoothly and there was a 15 minute delay but it wasn’t a big deal. From Kobe Airport, we took the Portliner train to Sannomiya (三宮) then JR Rapid Service Train to Himeji (姫路).

That is the end of our four day, three night trip. We packed a decent amount into our itinerary with enough breaks to rest. Only the first day was very tiring with the long train ride to Nagoya.

Read Day 1 here – Satsuki and Mei’s House, Osu Kannon
Read Day 2 here – Mount Fuji, Kawaguchiko
Read Day 3 here – Tokyo Tower, Shibuya
Read Day 4 here – Tsukiji Market, Yokohama Chinatown
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