Tokyo (Japan) Spring, Day 4 – May 2016

Today, we had our “breakfast buffet” at The Tsukiji Fish Market. Located in the central Tokyo, it is a large wholesale market for fish, fruits and vegetables. We weren’t able to witness the tuna auction, but we were able to sample the fresh produce in the outer market.


At 9 a.m., we had tuna sashimi,


tuna sushi at 9:15 a.m.,


giant fresh oyster and  giant grilled scallop at 9:45 a.m.,


strawberry daifuku at 10 a.m.,


assorted yakitori at 10:15 a.m.,


fresh uni at 10:30 a.m.,


grilled crabmeat in miso sauce and grilled gindara at 11 a.m.,

and strawberry ice cream at 11:15 a.m.


What a feast!!!

Next stop was Asakusa.


Upon exiting the train station, we walked through the streets going to Nakamise, a shopping street where we saw a variety of local snacks and souvenirs.

At its end  is Asakusa’s  main attraction, Sensoji. A very popular Buddhist temple, built in the 7th century.

After lunch, we headed to futuristic Odaiba, an artificial island in Tokyo Bay.

IMG_9818Here, we saw Gundam in Diver City Tokyo Plaza,


and explored the high-tech Toyota Mega Web.

We also strolled along the Venus Fort.


Indeed, a fun day today with the old and new Tokyo.


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