Japan in Photos – Tsukiji Fish Market & Hamarikyu Gardens

I got back from Japan two days ago, and am still living in a bubble of disbelief. Japan is by far one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever travelled to, with temples, shrines, greenery, and modern landscapes all within a tightly enclosed city. 

During our week and a half trip, my family and I stayed in Tokyo. We ventured out of Tokyo to smaller towns, including one that borders on the edge of Mount Fuji (spoiler: it was so cloudy we couldn’t even see Fuji’s base), but for the majority of our stay, we ended up in the hustle and bustle of one of the most populated cities in the world.

I took a lot of photos. Unfortunately, not as many as I would like thanks to my inexperience with my DSLR camera and some strange issues with my SD card. However, I have more than enough photos and experiences to supply me with a ton of content for Fung Shui (it’s a bit overwhelming to be honest). For now though, here’s some of my favourite photos from our first day in Japan!

Of course, our first stop in Tokyo was Tsukiji Fish Market. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves, but I can happily say that I could go and eat at Tsukiji every day. After we bloated our bellies, we headed over to Hamarikyu Gardens which is only about a 10 minute walk away from Tsukiji. Keep in mind that the below photos are only from half of our first day in Japan – we still went to Senso-Ji Temple and Ginza afterwards!

Processed with VSCO with g3 preset
Tsukiji Fish Market
Tsukiji Fish Market Mochi
Assorted Mochi
IMG_1728
Custard-Filled Mochi
Tamago Cooking Process
The Making of Tamago (Egg Roll/Omelet)
Processed with VSCO with g3 preset
Uni (Sea Urchin)
IMG_1612
Tsukiji Fish Market Sushi Chef (Unfortunately, I don’t know Japanese so I didn’t grab the name of the restaurant. However, it was an open bar in a side street of the market, and would be kind of hard to find. All sushi at Tsukiji is sublime though, so my best advice is: try as much as possible)
Processed with VSCO with g3 preset
Blue Fin Tuna Sushi
Processed with VSCO with g3 preset
Matcha Soft Serve Ice Cream (available pretty much everywhere in Japan, and some of the best ice cream ever)
Hamarikyu Gardens
Hamarikyu Garden’s Traditional Tea House
Processed with VSCO with g3 preset
Matcha Tea with Assorted Red Bean Desserts
Nippori Train Station
Nippori Train Station

 

 

2 thoughts on “Japan in Photos – Tsukiji Fish Market & Hamarikyu Gardens

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s