Some times on my weekend, I get bored. And when I get bored, I like to eat. I know, not necessarily the healthiest of time-killers, but I like food, dammit.
This Thursday (my Saturday), I decided to take a bit of trip to a veritable tsukemen Mecca located but an hour and a half by train from my current home base of Mito. Ranked number one by just about everyone as having the best tsukemen in Japan (and thus, barring unforeseen circumstances, the world), Tomita, a small-ish restaurant located in the Tokyo “suburb” of Matsudo in Chiba prefecture routinely draws hour long waits thanks to a constant stream of revelers aching to take in the glory of a good bowl of noodles and soup.
I arrived in Matsudo at around 2:30 in the afternoon and head for Tomita（とみ田）, but a short five minute walk away from the main train station in town. Since I was arriving after the lunch rush and on a weekday to boot, there had to be a good chance that I could get in and eat my bowl in a reasonable amount of time, right?