Jet Lag morning

Old Feb 2nd, 2007, 02:47 PM
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Jet Lag morning

We arrive in Tokyo on a Saturday afternoon; given past history, my bet is we'll be awake WAY early on Sunday. Unfortunately, the fish market is not open on Sunday! Any suggestions of what to do at o'dark thirty when new to Tokyo (first timers)??? We'll be at the Westin.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2007, 03:07 PM
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For our early morning arrivals in Japan, we are almost always in a hotel too. We typically get to the hotel for dinner and are asleep by around 10. We usually are all awake by 4:00, starved...but no breakfast service until at least 6:30. We tend to read, watch TV, watch the sun rise. If the weather is nice, we often walk around the streets after it begins to get light...kind of interesting to watch a city wake up. There are convenience stores and room service should you not be able to wait to eat and the rice crackers in the mini bar are already all gone. Sometimes temples have activity as early as 5:00 am, with drums and bells....the one next to our house has a 5:00 am wood block wake up call, and the other side rings bells at 6:00, then the first one has drums at 7:00....kind of like snooze alarm. You may be able to stumble upon something like that if you are out and about.
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Old Feb 2nd, 2007, 07:32 PM
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About 10 years ago we went to a flea market at a temple on Sunday morning. I wish I could tell you where and when it opens, but maybe a little googling might help to find it.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2007, 10:56 AM
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Take a walk on the Tokyo streets and see what its like before the city wakes up and the crowds, cars and hustle and bustle swarm the city. Might make for an interesting contrast.
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Old Feb 3rd, 2007, 06:25 PM
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Thank you for these ideas; I'm realizing that another advantage of the safety of Japan is that we could feel comfortable exploring at an early hour; that might not be such a good idea in other countries.
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Old Feb 4th, 2007, 05:25 AM
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The concierge at our hotel just emailed me that the hotel is near Meiji Shrine and that will open at 5:10am our first day there...so great idea, thank you.
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Old Feb 5th, 2007, 05:46 AM
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peggionthego,

what is the Westin concierge's e-mail address?
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Old Feb 6th, 2007, 10:26 AM
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