On the first day of my trip to Japan, my guidebook told me to start my day with a Japanese breakfast at a deli, followed by a meal at an osawa restaurant, then a snack at an outdoor cafe, followed with lunch at a sushi bar.
After all the preparations, I would spend an hour in the company of a handful of Japanese people who spoke no English and whose smiles, smiles of joy, and chattering were enough to make my stomach flip up and down.
This was a new experience, and I was eager to get started.
I could tell that this was going to be a good time.
It was the second day of a six-day Japanese trip to the capital, and the first time I’d spent the night in Tokyo.
When I was told I would arrive at Osawa on the third day, I felt like I had a golden ticket to heaven.
But as I stepped into the Osawa deli the day before, I could feel something strange.
The smell of sushi wafted through the air.
Sushi, I was informed, was served on a table by a person who looked like a middle-aged woman in a pink suit.
There was a line of people waiting to buy food.
It was just like any other day.
On my third day of travel, I had another reason to celebrate.
My guidebook had informed me that if I spent my time eating at a Osawa restaurant before going to the park, it would not matter how much I ate that day, and that my next meal would be at the restaurant.
If you’re not going to eat at the Osawas restaurant, I told myself, I should get to see them.
Osawa delis are popular with Japanese tourists because of the way they make sushi.
It’s the Japanese way of eating sushi, and sushi is the restaurant of choice for most Japanese tourists.
In Tokyo, Osawos sushi restaurants are the only place you can go to find sushi that isn’t made with fish.
Before you arrive at the supermarket, the restaurant offers sushi on a platter, so if you want to enjoy the fish on your plate, you will have to buy the fish separately from the rest of the restaurant’s offerings.
As the morning wore on, I found myself sitting in the dining area with a few friends.
They were all Japanese, but they were all very excited about getting sushi.
Everyone knew about Osawaris sushi.
We were all the same age, and we all seemed to know what we wanted to eat the most.
We all ordered sushi together and shared the food.
The sushi was tasty, and everyone was eating a variety of sushi, from the typical Japanese style to more exotic dishes.
At the restaurant, we had a special selection of sushi that I had to order.
The first order I ordered was the best.
It had salmon and rice, with a generous portion of seaweed and cucumber.
We ordered a second order, and it was even better.
The seaweed was perfectly seasoned and perfectly fresh.
It looked like an organic sushi, which it was.
I could tell right away that I was in for a wonderful experience.
For my second order of sushi I ordered a bowl of rice, and was given two choices.
The rice was delicious, and so was the rice bowl.
And it was the most delicious rice bowl I’d ever had.
The bowl was so thick and flavorful, I couldn’t even tell it was rice.
With my first order of the day, we ordered another bowl of sushi.
This time, we opted for the tuna roll, which had salmon, sashimi, and a sweet rice dressing.
The tuna was delicious and very fresh, and there were also small pieces of sashimo, but the tuna was cooked perfectly.
Now, my Japanese guide told me the next day that my sushi would be delivered to me at Osawari delis the next morning.
That night, I awoke to a beautiful scene.
Everywhere I looked, there were people lined up to eat sushi.
The restaurant was packed, and people were making their way to Osawami delis.
I had spent hours in Tokyo, but it felt like every single person was eating sushi.
There was a rush of people to eat, and my guide told us that the restaurant was closed.
We had waited almost an hour for our food, and they had delivered it to us in under an hour.
The next day, my sushi arrived, and in a few minutes, my friend and I had had our second and third orders.
Finally, I went to sleep.
So, how much does a sushi roll cost?
It depends on how big you want your order to be.