Wednesday, June 16, 2010

First morning in Tokyo

After arriving in Japan late on May 12 I holed up close to Ueno Park with the intention of visiting the Tokyo National Museum the next morning. There was time early on however to browse the streets around Ueno station, where I was to have my first taste of the sensory assault this astounding city serves up.

I ended up breakfasting in the Soba joint which features at the start of this clip...though I had to stand for a few minutes and observe how the natives ordered (via a vending machine just inside the door which then 'calls' out to the kitchen/serving staff) before I felt confident to follow suit.

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