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One Night in Tokyo

RChicago | Mar 10, 201008:46 AM

Hello! Happily, my frequent flyer ticket from Chicago to Indonesia has me overnighting in Tokyo, where my husband and I have never been.

We arrive at 4pm on a Monday and have flight out the next morning at 11am. I'm hoping that we can take the express train into town, drop off our luggage, eat traditional sushi, visit a few izakaya, get up super-early to visit the fish market, and head back to the airport.

I made a reservation at the Hotel Monterey Ginza because it looks to be pretty close to the Tokyo Station (which I understand is easy to get to from Narita on the express train) and to the fish market. It doesn't look like a fancy hotel, but looks fine for a few hours of rest, which is all I expect we'll have time for (we can sleep on the plane).

I would greatly appreciate recommendations fairly close to the hotel for a casual, traditional sushi restaurant. Somewhere we won't need reservations on a Monday evening. Also, recommendations for nearby izakaya. I figure we'll enjoy a light sushi dinner and then go for more bites and drinks afterwards at a few izakaya.

Given that I don't know Tokyo at all, I thought it would be best to ask for expert advice here from folks who know the area.

Logistics tips are of course also appreciated.

Thanks so much,

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