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The time consuming search for a cheap airfare to get us from Bangkok to Boston was well worth the effort. Our research revealed that this long haul of a flight seemed to repeatedly layover in Tokyo. With a few minutes more of exploration, we managed to create a multi-city trip that saved us about USD$800, affording us a five nights stopover in Tokyo.
We found neighborhood guides for Tokyo that made it easy to decide where to look for a place to stay.
Soon we bid farewell to Thailand just as the cherry blossoms in the Tokyo parks began showing themselves.
Wondering where here to stay while visiting Tokyo?
We even had an amazing lunch in the airport. But, the best thing we had, (maybe the best thing we have ever eaten), was the miso soup at the little soup kitchen a few blocks from our airbnb apartment. In 6 days we ate there twice.
Watching the chef prepare the noodles was like watching a dance. While the pots bubbled, he carefully sliced thin strips of roast pork and prepared the other flavorful ingredients. All of it came together in a scrumptious and beautiful bowl set before us in minutes.
So, our final days in Thailand, in Ao Nang, where we had plans for more beach time and snorkeling, ended up to be time in a hotel room, watching cable TV.
Sounded pretty boring to us, but he could not stop raving about it. The bamboo shoots were fresh, not the ones from a can, so we figured there must be something that we didn’t understand. When Neil saw the miso option with bamboo shoots at the soup restaurant near our apartment on Ome Highway near Shinn Nakano he had to try it.
Maybe it was the transcendence of the moment, but, sorry to say we were so blissed out by our soup, that we forgot to take any photos. Fortunately, we were compelled to return a second time and managed to take a few snapshots.
Nor can we tell you the names of our two favorite soup kitchens! But we are pretty sure you could wander down the streets of Tokyo not far from the Metro Tokyo Marunouchi station, and have your own life altering bowl of noodle soup.
More Ways to Enjoy Tokyo
- Eat and Drink Like a LOCAL: Restaurant, Tavern & Ramen Tour
- Cherry blossom sakura, Fuji 5th station, Hakone, Day Tour By private car
- Mt Fuji, Hakone, Lake Ashi Cruise, and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo
- Scenic Spots of Mt Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi 1 Day Bus Tour
- Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour to Mount Fuji and Hakone
- Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Culture Walking Tour
- Private Custom Tour: Tokyo in a Day
- Private custom tour with a local guide: Tokyo
- 1-Day Tokyo Bus Tour
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