Japan Diaries: Tsukiji Fish Market and Sensoji Temple

Japan was the dream trip for us, and I had to share our adventures with all of you. Day 2 in Tokyo involved visiting Tsukiji Fish Market and the Sensoji Temple.

After sleeping for ten hours, we woke up in Tokyo, Japan feeling refreshed and ready for our next day of adventures. Today was the day that we were joining our group with The Dragon Trip and continuing the rest of our trip with them. We met them at the hostel and our guide, Shawna gathered us and we headed off to our first stop.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

We arrived at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building where we would be able to head to the top and enjoy views of the city for free. The building itself was something out of a sci-fi movie, it was huge and so futuristic. We started queuing and quickly realised that we would not be able to get to the top. Our group leader, Shawna decided that we would be waiting too long and we headed to the Tsukiji Fish Market instead.

Tsukiji Fish Market

The Tsukiji Fish Market is famous for its tuna fish auctions before it closed in the 2018 and moved to a new site. It is now a retail and wholesale fish market with lots of seafoood restaurants serving over 300 different kinds of fish. It really is worth a visit, even if you don’t eat fish.

Sensoji Temple

After lunch, we went down to Sensoji Temple. It is one of the oldest temples in the world, built in 645 and is majestic to say the least. The temple itself is surrounded by streets selling from souvenirs, snacks to kimonos. It was incredibly busy by the time we got to the temple but it didn’t affect us walking around. I managed to get my fortune from the temple which was bad luck so I left it there. We also walked around the surrounding gardens and discovered all the sakura and took it all in.

We had a great first day and ended it with a game of baseball, a popular Japanese past time in the city. A great first day checking out of the best cities in the world!

Sanoobar x

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