日本 2015: Tokyo Part 2

This post covers our last two days in TOKYO (all the good food and breathtaking places).

TIP

There are loads of Japanese food to try: ramen, sushi, raw fish, yakitori, tonkatsu, tempura… If you’ve got the time, make sure to try them all!

Day 4

GARDENS AND PARKS Chidoriga-Fuchi Park in Hanzomon, Chiyoda

I love the fact that we visited Japan in spring. Everywhere you look (well, not really everywhere), there are cherry blossom trees standing artfully against the sky. So many beautiful things in reach.

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CITY LIFE Tokyo Tower

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FOOD CULTURE Tsukiji Outer Market

Raw fish, yum. Apparently, the Japanese have this thing where their stomachs are a bit more sensitive to oily foods and food in general, so they eat a bit of radish and start with some potato salad to line their stomachs first before a meal.

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SHRINE AND TEMPLES CULTURE Asakusa, Kaminarimon Gate, Nakamise Shopping Street, Sensoji Temple

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GARDENS AND PARKS Ueno Onshi Park

According to Wikipedia (well, the concept was first introduced by Tita Bea), Hanami is the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of flowers. Isn’t that poetic? We were able to see this aspect of their culture up close in Ueno Onshi Park, where people finished at work or school or wherever gathered together to have an early night picnic under the blooming trees. 

And a glimpse of the National MuseumI swear to god the next time I go to Japan, I won’t miss out as much on its vibrant art scene.

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SHOPPING CITY LIFE Ginza Shopping Street and Ginza-Yonchome Intersection

At this point we were just really tired. Ha.

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Day 5

CULTURE Tokyo Station, Imperial Palace

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FOOD Tonkatsu Maisen

The meat was so soft, and, and.

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FOOD Anniversaire Cafe

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FOOD Ganso Yakitori

It was a dark and somewhat stormy night, and we were warmed by friendly service, a relaxed atmosphere and grilled food.

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Back to main Japan 2015 post!

 I. Credits and Love
II. Japanese Quirks, Signs and Life
III. Tokyo: Part 1
IV. Tokyo: DisneySea
V. Tokyo: Part 2
VI. Hikone Interlude
VII. Kyoto
VIII. Osaka
IX. Osaka: Universal Studios Japan

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