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