Hello again, it's Robyn this time, I have been made aware that the switch between myself and Flatley caused some confusion last time. Apologies.
Since then we've been much more adventurous than Ueno park. We went to the Beer museum not long ago, which was utterly fantastic. We tried a 'taster set' which had four half pints of beer (Weiss beer, 'the black', Ale - "popular in Britain" and Yebisu beer) and a packet of beer crackers which flatley is now addicted to. We also tried Beer Chocolate, which is a lot like Chocolate, but with a very slight beerey aftertaste that is not unpleasant.
We also went to Yoyogi Park and saw two Japanese weddings taking place in the Meji Jingu shrine. All very solemn, but the clothing they wear is really beautiful and it was a nice day for them to be out. The shrine is very close to a huge market street called Takeshita-dori which is amazing (I felt bad being there without Donna) and has loads of stalls and shops and places selling food. It was here that we ate the best Crepe known to man. For a mere two pounds, they will sell you a slice of cheesecake, covered in cream, covered in chocolate sauce and then wrapped in a crepe. Most of it goes all over your face, but it still tastes amazing.
On Tuesday we got up at 5AM and headed to Tsujiku Fish market to see what we think was tuna being auctioned off in a huge hall. There's also a massive market just nearby that has every kind of sea creature imaginable for sale. You have to be careful though, as there are men pulling huge slabs of fish everywhere on these half moped half fork-lift truck contraptions. They do not like to break unless absolutely necessary and travel at a speed that requires you to be paying attention.
We have also seen some beautiful Cherry Blossom (which we thought we would be too early in the year to catch) and today went to Hanoke to see the mountains. It was really nice to get out of Tokyo for a bit and not be surrounded by huge buildings. Unfortunately it was too cloudy to see Mt. Fuji, but we did go on a really cool boat cruise on a pirate ship, so the day was not a complete loss.
That's all for now, and possibly all for Japan as we leave on Monday and have proved that regular blogging is not really our style...
Love to one and all