Dear readers, I'd like to introduce you to my little sister Pan. A big travel bug and an adventurous foodie too! She has been traveling to Japan at least once every quarter for the past two years! She's our resident OFW (hehe) and definitely our go-to person when it comes to knowing where to go and what to eat in Tokyo, Japan.
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“Sugoi Japan!” Exploring the Rising Sun’s Capital: Tokyo Prefecture
Ever since I was a child, I have always been a versatile traveler. I love the landscape as much as the cityscape, the food and the shopping, the cultural landmarks to the neighborhood market and the zoo to the hustle and bustle of human traffic. Therefore, as I list down My Top 10 Tokyo Sights, it is a mix of all of these elements combined.
#1 Tsukiji Market
The Tsukiji Market is an absolute haven for foodie enthusiast. It has the widest selection of sashimi offerings and one of the cleanest wet markets I have ever seen. My absolute sashimi favorites are the Hotate (scallops), Toro (fatty belly of the tuna) and the Anago (sea eel). There are a number of different sashimi restaurants that lines up the market interchanging with stalls selling raw seafood and grilled dishes. One of the most popular restaurants is Sushizanmai; it offers different dishes on a conveyor belt for customers to easily reach for. The chefs are in the middle of the bar-like seating area where you can enjoy watching how they prepare each dish with precise artistic detail. On a busy day in the market, you might even be lucky to witness a demonstration from a restaurant chef on the perfect way to slice a fish to produce the best cuts for sashimi. Furthermore, wasabi (the usual Japanese horseradish that accompanies our local sashimi orders) may not be served to you since these are already spread into the sashimi in just the right amount to leave you with a slight kick in the pallet that rounds up that perfect piece of melt-in-your-mouth sashimi goodness.
The Tsukiji Market is open from Mondays to Saturdays and closed on Sundays.
#2 Disney Sea
#3 Tokyo Cruise from Asakusa to Odaiba: A view of the Rainbow Bridge and the Sky Tree Tower
This is best enjoyed close to sunset as it gives you tints of orange across the picture-perfect backdrop.
#4 Shibuya Crossing and Hachiko
#5 Edo Tokyo Museum
The Edo Tokyo Museum is walking distance from the Ryogoku Station which is also right beside the Sumo Museum.
To be continued tomorrow...
*photo credit: Pannywanny