ultramarinus – beyond the sea


It is unforgivable for not paying a visit to the Tsukiji Market before dawn to beat the tourist crowd when our hotel is only 10-minute walking distance from the world’s biggest fish market.  After a quick stroll through the busy market, we stopped by a small eatery for a bowl of fresh chirashi [assorted sashimi on a bowl of sushi rice] for an early Japanese breakfast.


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Read other posts on 2014 Tokyo:
1. Tokyo 2014 (Introduction)
2. Yokohama Osanbashi Pier
3. Ginza, Tokyo
4. Tokyo International Forum, Tokyo
5. Omotesando, Tokyo
6. Harajuku & Aoyama, Tokyo
7. Nezu Museum, Tokyo
8. Roppongi Hills, Tokyo
9. The National Art Centre, Tokyo
10. Midtown, Tokyo
11. A Shrine in Shibuya, Tokyo
12. Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo
13. A Night in Yanaka, Tokyo
14. Breakfast at Tsukiji Market, Tokyo
15. Moveable Feast, Tokyo
16. Seasonal Fruits, Tokyo
17. Afterthought, Tokyo

3 responses

  1. Any specific recommendations on a place to try? Did you enjoy the experience? I’ve been meaning to go after several repeat visits to Tokyo and just haven’t had time – but that will have to change soon!

    November 3, 2014 at 8:40 am

    • The Tsukiji Market can be very crowded with tourists. We have actually been there twice. The first time was in the afternoon and most eateries had a very long queue. If you want to go for a nice sushi meal, you can probably find a better place somewhere else in the city. Daiwa Sushi is the place that some guidebooks recommended but we didn’t have a chance to try this time.

      November 3, 2014 at 7:04 pm

      • Great, thanks for the insights. I have been to Fukuzushi in the city, and it was the most amazing sushi I’ve had in a very long time. I’ll have to add Daiwa to the list and also at least visit Tsukiji to take in the atmosphere 🙂

        November 3, 2014 at 8:01 pm

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