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  • - Alright, it is day number 5 it is exponentially nicer than it was yesterday.

  • The sun's out for the most part. It's pretty warm, not too hot.

  • I can wear my jacket and feel comfortable. So today I am going to meet up with my friend

  • Mari and we're gonna go to Skytree and we're gonna

  • see a few temples and possibly even go to a ramen bowl as they

  • call it. It's like this world competition or something

  • of ramen. Happens every year around this time and today

  • is the last day. So we might go check that out and I would

  • never be opposed to Ramen. So...

  • Yeah... I just need to get some cash at 7-11 first.

  • I have just arrived in Ueno station.

  • Now I have to find my friend the problem is, I do not have any internet connection, wi-fi

  • or anything like that. So I need to find some wi-fi if I cant't find

  • this particular cafe. Oh look at that, I think I found er. That's

  • the cafe. Now I just need to cross the street.

  • Success. Gotta enjoy the little things.

  • Mari!

  • - How are you? - Nice to meet you finally eh?

  • - Nice to meet you. - Oh my god.

  • - You're so tall! - I know!

  • So we just arrived at Tokyo Skytree and... did you know this? It is the second tallest

  • building in the world. - No.

  • - Second tallest. - Where's the first?

  • - The first tallest is the Burj in uhm... What's that? In the Arab Emirates, I can't

  • remember the city. Dubai! I think it's Dubai.

  • - Oh ok. - Yeah Dubai has the largest building so...

  • This surpassed, I think it was Tokyo Tower was the tallest until 2012

  • 3 years ago when this was finished. - 3 years ago?

  • - Yeah 3 years ago.

  • [Man Speaking Japanese]

  • >>Womans Voice: Next stop is the Tokyo Skytree Tembo Deck

  • - It was friggin fast! - Wow!

  • - I didn't feel anything! - I know right!

  • It's so bright.

  • So here at the top... Well this isn't the tippy top.

  • The main deck of Skytree is at 350m which is actually already taller than the tip of

  • Tokyo Tower. Which I can see over there.

  • Over there is Tocho (Tokyo metro gov building) and this is actually a stunning view right

  • now... of the city.

  • The mountains are nice and clear in the distance. However I don't think Mt.Fuji is visible today

  • unfortunately.

  • [music plays]

  • - We're on our way to get some sushi. So this is actually the first time I'm going

  • to eat sushi in Japan. Which is strange since I've been here for

  • 5 days. I did have sashimi at the izakaya.

  • - It's different. - It is different.

  • So this thing behind us right now what is it?

  • - Poop? [laughter]

  • - Apparently it's poop. Golden poop. But I think it's actually Asahis monumnt in

  • Tokyo. - Asahi beer.

  • Yeah there is sushi. Right there. - Sushi?

  • - Ganso sushi. Gan-sushi. - Game on.

  • - What do you think? This? Or there is more expensive one.

  • - It looks good.

  • [gong]

  • [music plays]

  • - That's a little bit expemsive but that's

  • chutoro. - Which one?

  • - That is... - Chutoro!

  • - Chutoro. - I'm gonna get chutoro.

  • [laughter] - The one in the middle? This one?

  • - That one! That looks good. - She says this one.

  • Ohh boy! That looks delicious.

  • - Oh I fogot your video thing! - Yup. You're gonna be on YouTube.

  • - No! Mmm! it's so good!

  • - Oishii? - That's really good. Meccha oishii.

  • - Chutoro.

  • Mmm.

  • - Is it good? [laughter]

  • - So, Otoro, Chutoro... - Regular?

  • - Regular I don't know... - Maguro!

  • - Mag- just maguro. and then tamago.

  • - Tamago. [laughter]

  • - Tamagoyaki!

  • This is a very expensive plate. This is 600 yen.

  • - And I think that's like 400...

  • no... - Probably

  • - Yeah probably - Probably the most of it.

  • The really fatty tuna. - You should try the fatty one first.

  • - You think so? - Yeah.

  • - How do y- You've got a special way to do it. You pull the fish off...

  • - Woah that's a lot of wasabi. I kind of...only the fish.

  • - I'm just gonna do that.

  • Mmm.

  • Oishii.

  • - This plate is 125. So cheap!

  • - That's it? - I think so.

  • - That is cheap! - So cheap.

  • The salmon

  • The Bomb.

  • I really like the salmon though.

  • It tastes like salmon. - It tastes like salmon?

  • - This is uni. - Uni.

  • - Sea urchin.

  • - Mmm I don't know what your're gonna say...

  • - You like it though right? - I like it!

  • - This is it. This is it.

  • - Wait for it, wait 5 seconds.

  • It has like a lot of information I think. - Information?

  • - Yeah information. - You gotta poccess it

  • - Yeah. You have to wait like 5 minutes. - Looks like I won.

  • - Yeah! [laughs]

  • - Little bit. Just a little bit. - However, I am a foot taller than you.

  • - Cause I'm 5 (feet) - So really, we could probably even out.

  • - Actually yeah. Maybe I won if you think about that.

  • - Well, maybe. I wouldn't take it that far. - 5 feet.

  • - 5 feet! - So. Good enough for 5 feet.

  • - Absolutely. We just finished at kaiten sushi. I dummied

  • that place. Spent 2600 yen. So it was a very expensive

  • meal. The most expensive I've had so far.

  • But it was definitely worth it. I think it was the Otoro.

  • - Otoro. - The maguro was like 600 yen just for that

  • tiny plate. But it was worth it.

  • Next stop. Music shop or Sensō-ji? - Sensō-ji

  • - Sensō-ji

- Alright, it is day number 5 it is exponentially nicer than it was yesterday.

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Kaiten Sushi and Tokyo Skytree - Day 5 (Part 1)

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    むなかた じゅん posted on 2016/10/26
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