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6 Hours in Tokyo, Sushi, Shopping, and more food!

DamienV | Jan 22, 201202:48 PM

Hello everyone. I'm looking for some good advice for an upcoming trip. My girlfriend and I have an 11 hour layover at Narita airport in late February. Our flight gets in at 7:35am and I figure with customs, train times, and airport security on the way back we probably have 5-6 hours to spend in Tokyo. This will be our first time to Japan.

Most importantly we want to eat lunch at an amazing sushi restaurant. We are willing to spend at most $200 USD each. I speak very little Japanese. I'm considering Sushi Saito, Sushi Taichi, and Sushi Kanesaka. Some other factors: Despite being fairly small people we both pig out at sushi restaurants and we'll be wanting to consume a significant amount of food and hopefully sake. We will want to do some shopping and maybe hit up another restaurant in the area without having to travel too far. We both love pretty much everything sushi-wise except maybe aoyagi D: What do you think?

I am intent on buying a couple bags of 'Kin sho bai'? That spelling is probably very bad. It's the stuff that's basically high end furikake with pine nuts and bonito that's more moist and has the texture of ground beef jerky. I'm told it's usually purchased in Japanese department stores as a gift. Any idea what to actually ask for and where I could find it?

After shopping I'd like to enjoy some more food. I'm down for noodles, tempura, etc. Probably more of a hole in the wall, good food, even more fun type of place. My girlfriend and I are pescatarians, so no chicken, pork or beef. Ideas?

Thanks for reading, cheers!

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