This post covers our last two days in TOKYO (all the good food and breathtaking places).
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!
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.
CITY LIFE Tokyo Tower
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.
SHRINE AND TEMPLES CULTURE Asakusa, Kaminarimon Gate, Nakamise Shopping Street, Sensoji Temple
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 Museum. I swear to god the next time I go to Japan, I won’t miss out as much on its vibrant art scene.
SHOPPING CITY LIFE Ginza Shopping Street and Ginza-Yonchome Intersection
At this point we were just really tired. Ha.
CULTURE Tokyo Station, Imperial Palace
FOOD Tonkatsu Maisen
The meat was so soft, and, and.
FOOD Anniversaire Cafe
FOOD Ganso Yakitori
It was a dark and somewhat stormy night, and we were warmed by friendly service, a relaxed atmosphere and grilled food.