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one day in japan

yawgwee | Jul 24, 2012 04:26 PM

hi folks,

first post here. i'm a looooong time lurker and finally joined in because i'm looking for some specific recommendations.

in a few weeks i'll be having a long layover in tokyo. i'll have 14 hours there and i plan on eating my way from haneda to narita.

i get into haneda at 5 in the morning and fly out of narita at 7pm.

looks like trains and buses run fairly regularly from haneda and various parts of tokyo. what i'm not sure about is what time i should be getting into narita for an international flight out.

i don't speak any japanese, but this will be my 3rd time in japan and i'm relatively familiar with how to find my way around with trains and subway.

i'd like recommendations for areas where i can get off the train and walk and eat for a couple of hours at a time for breakfast, early lunch, and lunner (meal between lunch and dinner).

i've done tsukiji market and would love to do it again and get some sushi for breakfast there, but i also welcome traditional japanese breakfast somewhere else as well.

i would think a busy business district with restaurants catering to salary men for lunch would be good for the second meal.

i'm not opposed to getting out of the heart of tokyo for lunner, and also am not sure if this would be too ambitious on my part, trying to squeeze in a third meal spot.

one note is that i'm not afraid to walk! having lived in nyc walking for 30 minutes or more is definitely not a problem, and it would only help with my appetite!

any suggestions and recommendations on where to go and which train to take would be greatly appreciated!

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