I went to Japan on a business trip back in April, and I’m finally posting photos from it!
You can also read “Business trip to Japan! part 1” before reading this post if you like.
The second morning, we got up super early again and decided to go to Sushi Dai. I wrote about our visit to this place when Derek and I went to Japan back in 2010. This time we got there by cab. If you get there before the trains start running, there’s almost no line at the restaurant.
I left full and satisfied. If you get there past 6:30, you could easily have to wait a couple of hours. (I heard some people would wait up to 4 hours.) Here’s a photo of the line.
As we were walking back to the main road to get a cab, we noticed there were couple of guys looked like they were rappelling down a building. When they started swinging side to side I realized that they were window cleaners! I lived in countryside, so there weren’t many tall buildings in my town. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen people clean windows like this in Japan. I thought it was cool.
And here’s a video of them in action.
We went back to the Hotel Ryumeikan to check out, and checked into the another hotel, Mercure Tokyo Ginza. (We wanted to check out different hotel options in Tokyo for future business trips.)
cosplayed put my suit on, and I was off to another meeting! The great thing about having a breakfast in Tsukiji fish market is that the day feels twice as long because your day starts around 5:00AM.
We went out to dinner at Yabu Soba with our friends for dinner! Yabu Soba is a nice little place. Their dishes might not look flashy but each soup dish had a very nice dashi (fish stock) Its subtle flavor reminded me of a nice home cooked meal.
After the dinner, we went to the building in Asakusa with the golden poop on top. I didn’t know they had a beer bar there but since that building is the “Asahi beer brewery,” I guess it makes sense.
After a couple of beers, we went back to the hotel, and we decided to have more drinks (shochu) by the hotel. I had a lot of fun! Sleep? Who needs sleep when you’re visiting Japan?
Continue to Business trip to Japan! part 3.
You can see the photos you see on this post (and more!) in the Business trip to Japan 2012 set.