Happy Lunar New Year everyone! I just came back from a whole day of house visiting and feasting to bring you this new post 🙂 Today I will continue to write about last year’s trip to Japan, Day 5!
Day 5 (20 Dec 2016): Tsukiji Fish Market, Ginza and Roppongi
Our day started early with a visit to Tsukiji Fish Market.
A visit to the fish market would not be complete with sushi for breakfast, which is almost a ritual for any tourist there. There were many sushi restaurants scattered all over the market, one of them would be Sushi Zanmai, a popular sushi chain in Japan that started from Tsukiji Fish Market.
Sushi Zanmai has many outlets all over Tokyo, but its flagship store is one with the iconic purple roof.
I ordered the Sushi Zanmai Deluxe set (3000 yen), which had 13 wonderful pieces of sushi. Having had terrible sushi few days back from Takashimaya, this was a drastic change for me. It was my first time eating most of the sushi on that plate, like the fatty tuna and uni, and they were so good! The only thing I didn’t eat was the negi (gave that to Kelvin) and I wasn’t fond of the squid, as it was too chewy for my liking and hard to swallow.
Kelvin, on the other hand, had the Chirashi sushi rice bowl (1800 yen). Don’t be fooled by the price, it was really sumptuous as well! In fact, he loved the rice bowl so much he ordered more pieces of sushi ala carte, and ended up spending more than me.
After a satisfying sushi breakfast, we continued walking around Tsukiji Fish Market while checking out the street food options. The market was really crowded with both locals and tourists and it was nice to just soak in the atmosphere.
After a whole morning of walking and eating at Tsukiji Fish Market, we headed to Ginza, which was just a short walking distance from where we were. Ginza is a shopping district that is known for their high end brands. There, we shopped at a 12-storey Uniqlo and bought Japanese tea from a tea shop called Ippodo. We also checked out the Muji Flagship Store at Yurakucho and it was really beautiful inside, and huge of course.
After a broke time at Ginza, we went to Roppongi Hills, where we went up to the Tokyo City View…to have a view of Tokyo city. I was so glad I didn’t listen to my mother and brought my NAFA student card to Japan with me anyway, because there was STUDENT PRICE. HOORAY!
We spent so much money that day, that we only ate cup noodles for dinner. Looking forward to Day 6 where we went for a day trip to nearby Yokohama 🙂