Japan Day 2.5: The Tsukiji fish market

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While I was on my way to the fish market, I stumbled across these brilliant skateboard deterrents. While most of these kinds of things are horrifically ugly these were downright charming.
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Quite by accident I stumbled upon another shrine, and without knowing it visited the same shrine that two of my good friends had gone to the year before I visited.
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IMG_0386 (1)This view of one of Tokyo’s many harbors is really quite nice.

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My quest to document the various vending machines continued. I love the fact that there are so many choices of coffee.
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As I arrived at the market something seemed off. I’d heard the market was busy all morning so to arrive at an empty lot was to say the least surprising.
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Empty, it was all empty.
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At first i was a little disappointed I’d hoped to see the great fish market in action. As it turns out I’d visited on a national holiday, and there were no fish to be sold that day. That being said I got a rare look at the market empty!IMG_0400

Undeterred I went to a sushi place right on the wharf, and had some amazing Sushi. I have to say almost all of it tasted different than American sushi, but the quality was better than I’d ever had before.  IMG_0401

This sushi restaurant normally has a 1-4 hour wait! But lucky for me I was one of only two patrons! IMG_0404As I walked back to the train the streets had begun to stir awake.

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Obligatory Selfie! IMG_0411Consulting my guide I walked towards the center of Tokyo. The imperial palace was supposively very close by. I thanked myself for buying a comfortable pair of shoes, and walked through a tunnel with traditional style shops and bars, and finally arrived at the Imperial Palace, which I will delve into tomorrow!

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