Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tsukiji Fish Market and Ginza

Saturday was my favorite day yet in Tokyo. The three of us headed to the famed Tsukiji Fish Market for a breakfast of extraordinarily fresh sushi and to sightsee. We didn't make it in time for the 5am auction, but given the previous days of jetlag, I was grateful for the extra hour of sleep.

The market itself is really a cluster of narrow streets packed with all sorts of food vendors, although the emphasis is on all varieties of seafood.

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Not entirely sure what that is, or why it's there. Not sure I want to know.


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Practicing her Japanese.

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Afterwards, David went to his conference while Anna and I headed to Ginza for more adventuring. It happened to be Saturday, which meant that the main boulevard was closed to traffic, turning the wide street into a pedestrian walkway for blocks. We window shopped, met a friendly bear, examined strange foods (both real and plastic), and ran down the middle of the street. It really could not have been a more perfect day.

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2 comments:

leila_contraire said...

That definitely look like a perfect day!!! Enjoy your holidays :-)

dms said...

So cool, Jules. Thanks so much for sharing your cool journey here. xo