Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Spring adventure 2015 - Part 3

Salam

Waiting for the train early in the morning


Ring leaders studying itinerary for the day



We started our 3rd day with a sushi feast in Tsuiji fish market. It is the world's biggest seafood market which supplies tonnes of seafood for Tokyo's top restaurants. It is also very popular for maguro (bluefin tuna) auction which starts at dawn. 


It was a busy place full of hustle and bustle. Traffic is quite packed with pedestrians and mini cars for transporting fishes. You better watch your steps and make sure you're out of their way!


Make way for the big car!

There are rows of sushi houses which are next to each other and each had long queues at their entrance. We opted for the one deeper inside the alley, which has lesser queuing people. It feels less crowded as it is the only sushi house at that row of shops.

 
People are queuing despite the rain


Chefs of Sushi Kang concentrating on making sushi


Fresh sashimi


Sushi


The kind waitress is gives out recommendation despite our language restriction


Tsukiji is like a food heaven! Different kinds of food and people can be seen. We then stopped at a shop for some king crabs. The crabs are fresh and sweet! The different parts tastes differently, and they are sold at the price of 2000 yen each (about RM30+). 


Scrumptious crab legs and shellfish


Prawns anyone?


Raw sea products 


We ended our feast with sweet strawberries. Strawberries in Japan is definitely different than those grown in Malaysia. They are bigger aaaand sweet! Nyum~


Big, fat, sweet strawberry for dessert


Imperial palace
It is the residence of the Japan's emperor which occupies the site where Edo-jo, the Tokugawa shogun's castle once stood. The park nearby is very pretty, I wish we had time for a picnic there. It is peaceful, I would recommend a picnic with friends and family.

Pretty park for picnic on the way to the Imperial palace from the station



The Imperial palace from afar


Snapping pictures from outside the palace 


A park nearby lined with blossoming sakura


Akihabara
It is the centre of Tokyo's otaku subculture, and is also known as the Electric Town. You might be able to get electronics at a cheaper price, but that would need a lot of surveying. 


A sunny day in Akihabara



Gundam in display


Asakusa
It homes the Tokyo's oldest attraction, the centuries-old temple Sensoji. Just across the river is the city's newest Tokyo Sky Tree. Asakusa jinja was built in honour of the brothers who discovered the Kanon statue that inspired the construction of Senso-ji.

 
Asakusa-jinja


Inside is a street of souvenir shops





Who needs a mask?


Tokyo Skytree from afar


A snap while waiting for the lights


I promised my ex-classmate to meet for dinner in Roppongi


I love meat~


Grill 'em baby!


Cheesecake dessert for a treat from my friend


We walked around to see Sakura at night. Too bad the pretty lamps are already turned off





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