After our visit to the Senso-ji Temple, we headed back to the market near our hotel in search of a well-recommended restaurant that serves eel (unagi). The eel was sooooo good, we lamented the fact that we didn’t order a bigger portion! If you visit Japan, I highly recommend finding eel to eat—it was definitely my favorite dish of the entire trip!
We then embarked on our lengthy trip from Tokyo to Ise, a remote area where our conference was held. (Holding the conference in a remote area is standard, so as to prevent attendees from wandering off to explore instead of attending the sessions!) Our trip required a train ride from our hotel to Tokyo Station, where we transferred to the fastest train in the world: the Shinkansen. [Read more…]