Thursday, May 28, 2009


Greetings from Tokyo!

Today was our first full day here in this huge city.  It was kind of rainy but that didn't dampen our spirits.  We set off very early this morning to the Tsukiji Fish Market.  This place is the size of an airplane hanger full of every kind of ocean dweller.  Adjoining the market are sushi restaurants that are a fresh as it comes!  After touring around and a bite of breakfast we re-grouped and headed out to the Imperial Palace.  You can't really go into the palace but you can tour the lovely East Garden.  After that it was off to lunch and then a quick rest before some shopping!  What a long but enjoyable day!

We had just missed the Tuna auction. But these guys were all over the place! Tunas is by far the most popular fish around here.

Sushi for breakfast? Sure why not! That's what the locals do.  Little sushi joints surrounding the market were crammed full of people at 7 o'clock in the morning.  Here's David with some high quality and delicious ohtoro (fatty tuna).

This is is about as close as you can get to the Imperial Palace.  

The Higashi Gyoen (East Garden) was quite lush with beautiful irises growing in ponds.

Mmm! Pork Cutlet, Shrimp and Potato Croquette.  Served with tea, rice, miso soup, veggies and pickles.  Sooo good!!!

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