Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo and Shinjuku

Two weekends ago, we decided to be ambitious and visit the most famous fish market in Downtown Tokyo, the Tsukiji (Sue-key-gee) Fish Market.

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The market consists of little alley ways and corridors of venders selling fresh fish, dried fish, huge crabs, every different type of soybean imaginable, sushi/sashimi, plates/bowls/trinkets… and so much more. As you can imagine there is a certain smell to the market…. but it’s not nearly as potent as one might think!

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Garden wall outside Tokyo Station

There is supposed to be an amazing Tuna auction early in the morning (were talking- you need to get tickets by 4am) … but we weren’t THAT ambitious 😉 At the market, there are people handing out samples all around saying “Hai Dozo” meaning “Yes, please begin” or “go ahead.” It is like a feast for the senses.

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These are mochi wrapped treats
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We had lunch at Sushizanmai Honten, and had some of the famous Tuna. I ordered what looked like a “cone” of sushi, with seaweed being the wrapper, and Josh had it as a nigiri roll.

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We walked around on the river after our lunch, I was struck by what a green city Tokyo is! There are trees and life everywhere you turn.

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This was the tiniest humming bird! I saw it, looked at Josh and said, “That is either a really big bee…. or a tiny humming bird.” We stared it it for a good minute in amazement as we realized what it was! DSC_0272 DSC_0269 DSC_0291

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Tokyo, you’re too cute.

We ended the day in Shinjuku where we found an awesome fly fishing shop for Josh! He was in heaven 🙂

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Hello Kitty construction equipment? Shinjuku, you’re too cute.

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You cannot tell from this picture but the sunset was amazing. At least it looks like I made two new friends – to the right!

By the end of the day, we were sure ready to put our feet up. I’m so thankful we got to experience this new place!

♥Kaci

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2 thoughts on “Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo and Shinjuku

  1. That’s a lot of fish! It’s good to have a partner to explore with:) Tokyo looks clean and green! Who knew! I feel like I’m experiencing it with you guys, thanks!

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