United Airlines is finally getting their 787 Dreamliners on to longhaul routes, starting with a flight on Monday from Denver to Tokyo. I booked my seat on the flight way back when it first went on sale and I’ve put up with the delays and schedule changes over the past few months. I’m very excited to be going on the route inaugural and I’m pretty excited to spend another day in Tokyo, a city which I very much enjoy exploring. But I’m also not entirely sure what I should do in town.
Because of the schedule changes and such I only have from 3:30pm on the 11th until 5:30pm on the 12th for my visit. Taking in to account transit times and such – and I do plan on going in to Tokyo rather than staying in Narita town – I figure I should have about 20 hours to explore. I’m also going to sleep a bit at some point, almost certainly in the Asakusa neighborhood. Still, I’ve got some time to schedule various adventures in to and I’m interested in what y’all would do if you were me.
Sushi at Tsukiji in the morning is almost a certainty, though I won’t be waiting in any long lines to make that happen. Plus, in my previous experiences, the places with long lines aren’t all that much different than the others. Assuming things go well with the inbound flight times I should be able to explore for a few hours on Tuesday night, though I’m probably arriving too late for happy hour in Yakitori Alley. And then I’ll have a few hours during the day on Wednesday to explore the city before heading back out to the airport for the flights home.
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