1 day in Tokyo _ August 2013

Last year, on the way from America to Vietnam, we made a one-day transit stop in Tokyo. We fell in love with the city and the people instantly.

Tokyo's modes of transportation: bicycle, truck, car, train... all are so tiny.

Tokyo’s modes of transportation: bicycle, truck, car, train… all are so tiny.

Tsujiki fishmarket - open from 4am everyday. This place has some of the most famous sushi. Waiting time averages 2-3 hours and lines start as early as 5am.

Tsujiki fishmarket – open from 4am everyday. This place has some of the most famous sushi. Waiting time averages 2-3 hours and lines start as early as 5am. Look at those Sashimi knives. They average $50/knife.

Meiji Jingu Shrine - quiet place in the middle of bustling Tokyo. Some basic etiquette: bowing before entering and after leaving the main gate, washing hands and rinsing mouths before offering prayers

Meiji Jingu Shrine – a solitude in the middle of bustling Tokyo. Some basic etiquette: bowing before entering and after leaving the main gate, washing hands and rinsing mouths before offering prayers…

Meiji Jingu Shrine - draft of rice wine - gifts from foreign countries

Meiji Jingu Shrine – Those on upper right are drafts of rice wine – gifts from foreign countries

The famous Shibuya Central - a perfect spot to watch the locals crisscrossing this junction is from the 2nd story of the nearby Starbucks.

The famous Shibuya Central – a perfect spot to watch the locals crisscrossing this junction is from the 2nd story of the nearby Starbucks. Famous Hachiko situates here too.

Foodshow supermarket at Shibuya has a huge selection of yummy Japanese goodies. Everything is beautifully presented like Origami.

Foodshow supermarket at Shibuya has a huge selection of yummy Japanese goodies. Everything is beautifully presented like Origami.

Random shots of the streets, the market and some sushi place.

Random shots of the streets, the market and some sushi place.

Sensoji Temple in Asukusa - an old quarter in Tokyo. People in traditional Kimonos are easily spotted here.

Sensoji Temple in Asukusa – an old quarter in Tokyo. People in traditional Kimonos are easily spotted here.

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