Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Many Faces of Tokyo

       Sightseeing in Tokyo could be quite a job. Luckily, I am related to Tokyo natives who know all the must-see spots, although considering the size of Tokyo, there are enough must-see spots to fill a dozen mid-sized capitals. We had to cut down our itinerary a bit, and by a bit, I mean that we still managed to sight-see for twelves hours per day.
       The pictures below show one of the fish markets in town. It is a cramped, bustling sea of people, and it brings the word "sardines" to mind in more than one way. Since Japan is an island country, the seafood is top-notch. Miniature restaurants along the the edge of the market were selling dishes so fresh, that they were swimming only moments before.
       It was only a short stop in between seeing the imperial palace, the high-end shopping district, one of many malls, another famous fashion street, and beautiful cherry blossoms. If I had to navigate it by myself, I would have stepped outside my hotel, taken one look at the train map, and sat down for a day-long coffee break. And Tokyo, with its multitude of Starbucks, would have welcomed that too.

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