15.06.2013 - 18.06.2013
After my exciting views in Beijing I decided that the next stop on my trip would be to Tokyo. So on July 15th I took Nippon Airways flight 906, departing from the Beijing airport at 2:45p.m and arriving at the Tokyo Airport at 7:15p.m. (Tokyo is an hour ahead of Beijing) leaving the total flight time as three and a half hours. The total flight cost me around $520.00 Canadian.
When I arrived in Tokyo it was evening, so I found Hotel Nikko Narita, less than 2km from the airport. My first couple of days were spent going to all the sushi places I could find. I never had sushi before and the way I saw, what place would have better sushi than Japan. Surprisingly I loved it. Also I wanted to see a legitimate Sumo match and it was the most entertaining thing I have ever seen in my entire life, I expected it to be somewhat funny to be because it was so out of the norm to me. But that is not what happened at all, it was interesting to learn that there were certain steps and rituals that they did before every match. Of course I had to go shopping as well. I found the best deals of my life in Tokyo, I got a new cell phone for a fraction of the price of what I would pay back home.
As much as I enjoyed all the days spent in Tokyo what I found the most amazing was the night life. People worked so hard from dusk until dawn, possibly later, that when they end their day, all the small bars fill up with business men that drink their worries away then go home. Everyone there is so determined and vigorous in their working styles that its astounding.