On the first leg of a Toronto – Tokyo – Beijing – Helsinki – Toronto trip, I took the Narita Express for the first time, going through Tokyo Station to Tamachi, and finding a noodle shop in Shibaura.
As a first — with meetings at universities in Tokyo and Helsinki less than a week apart — the best way for me to travel was to book a round-the-world ticket
, with a stopover in Beijing to see Eric. The first leg of trip brought me to Narita. When Diana and I came to Japan last summer, we landed in Osaka
and returned to Narita on the bus, so this is my first time on the Narita Express
The plane arrived just at dusk, so there wasn’t much to see outside the train windows in the dark. I had reservations at the same hotel as in the summer, so I knew that I would have to change trains at Tokyo Station.
From there, it was only a short hop over to Tamachi Station. The station gates are up over the tracks. Walking south, there’s a small cluster of restaurants down the escalators.
Diana and I tried some of these restaurants last time. The map of the surrounding area provided by the hotel listed an additional cluster of restaurants and shops a little further south in Shibaura, so I went there looking for a noodle shop. Continue reading “2008/03/03 Narita Express, Tokyo Station, Tamachi, Shibaura“