Hello everyone! Today I will be your tour guide arnd Tokyo! Bear with me.. Here’s our schedule for today!
-Tsukiji Fish Market
-Tokyo Imperial Palace
So, let’s get started! If I made any mistake, do not feel free to leave! I’m not letting u go till u finish this tour! 😛 Yes, I’m selfish like that! SO STAY PUT! ♥
First stop: Tsukiji Fish Market
This market is one of the biggest wholesale fish & seafood market in the world!! U know how markets in M’sia stinks and is all wet & dirty? Well… The fish market over there does not smell FISHY (pun intended) & wasn’t wet nor dirty.. Can u seriously believe it? When I was walking arnd, I was so surprised at how the people there were so sweet & polite. Even though they knew that u couldn’t understand them, they still tried their best to explain things to you in the best way they can. Sometimes it’s like they’re playing charades with me. 😀 At times I figured it out. I felt so paiseh to ask questions as they were so nice that I didn’t want to trouble them. :’) And what’s even more surprising? It’s a market but the noise level was so controlled. Nobody was screaming or haggling prices loudly.. Ah.. Japan. Why art thou so perfect?
So here’s a pic of the menu. This is our first food stop.. Everything there was RAW! (SASHIMI) Yums! It was about RM30-RM65 a bowl depending on what you order.. Hurry order your meal! It’s breakfast! 😀
This is our next bowl. (I was unsatisfied because I had too little Uni!) 😛 It was so good! So creamy and fresh. It went so well with the sushi rice! I ate it without adding any soy sauce whatsoever.. I ate it RAW! ♥ I can be an eskimo! :3 And those fish roe… OMG IT IS HEAVENLY! When u put it in ur mouth, it pops when u bite on it.. ♥ Eat it with the rice and uni & u’re already halfway to heaven.
Okay, so after my meal, we are going to go jalan-jalan (walk-walk *direct translation*) arnd the market! 😀 So whilst walking, I suddenly saw THIS! Look below! U KNOW WHAT THAT IS?! *faints* The white part is the fats.. IT IS WHALE MEAT! OHWTHELL!
Anyway.. On a happier note.. Here’s some Mentaiko. If u don’t know what mentaiko is, it is the marinated roe of pollock! If u know who Cheeserland is & yet u don’t know what s Mentaiko, go fly kite k..? This is her fave food in the whole wide world! If u google “What is mentaiko?” u will find her blog post in ur search results! ♥
They gave me free mentaiko to try! :3 SO GOOD! If u mix it with rice, it’s so yummy! When I read Cheeserland’s post on Mentaiko, I watched her video. People normally eat Mentaiko with rice! It’s known as a rice topping… Or.. There was an option for Natto as rice topping. omg. If u ate Natto for the first time, I think u might die. It’s sticky fermented soy beans. The first time I ate it was in my hotel’s breakfast buffet spread. Although it is super good for health, but…… I felt like I was eating rotten garbage. *dies at the memory of it* Ok. Enough for mentaiko rant.
Here’s a view of the fish market! 😀
Our second stop: Tokyo Imperial Palace
There’s nothing much you need to know. Here’s the palace, take pics & let’s go! 😛 U can’t go in or take pics with the king or find yourself a prince or princess. So calm down..
Here’s the pic I posted on my IG! 😛 Bad quality..
Here’s a closer view of the palace! Okay! Let’s go to our next stop! ♥
Let’s go to Yamashita Park! It’s very pretty there..
Here’s me with a very big tree & a bench! Yea.. I was trying to follow the kawaii style when I dressed up! Think I got it right? I wanna be kawaii too! If only Malaysia was like that! I’d dress up kawaii like EVERY DAY! ♥
Next up: Yokohama, Ramen Museum
This is a very cool concept museum. When u go in, everything there is vintage. It’s like it was in the olden days.. It’s a definite must-visit place!
Now what u’re looking at below is the view of what it looks like in the museum. So vintage isn’t it?! ♥ Lovely place! All those below are actually restaurants. They’re also having a mini “magic” show I think! 😀
There’s a vintage candy store in the museum! OMG! Do u recognize some of those candies? I used to eat some of them when I was really young! And that uncle selling candy reminds me of someone u normally see in a comic book. His nose is super red like Rudolph the red nose reindeer! 😀 It’s not a bad thing. I thought it was so cute! HAHA
Okay! Let’s head to CHINATOWN now!
I know u guys might think that it’s the end of the tour, but we will be going to 2 extra places today since the day is still young! Our 6th stop, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse!
So for those of you who’s wondering, why in the world would we visit a red brick warehouse… Here’s why: Wikipedia states that, “It is a historical building that is used as a complex that includes a shopping mall, banquet hall, and event venues. The complex, officially known as the Newport Pier Tax Keeping Warehouse (新港埠頭保税倉庫 Shinkō Futō Hozei Sōko?), was originally used as customs buildings, and has two sections: Warehouse No.1 and No.2.” OMG! I just did Harvard referencing! LOL Thanks to my SAM course, I know how to Harvard reference! Smart right? 😛 I know right now I am syok sendiri-ing, just let me k? K. Tq.
One more last stop and all of you can head back for dinner! ♥ Our last stop is Port of Yokohama!
Look at the beautiful ship! :O Wah…
Here’s a selfie of me at the harbor! 😀 I know u can’t see anything okay.. -_- But u can see those metal chains right? So it shows I was at the harbor. Just say okay…
Alright.. Last but not least, here’s a pic of me enjoying free raspberry fondue! 😀 They were giving them out for free in a restaurant near the port. Hehe.. TATA everyone! Rmbr to drop by for your next tour soon!
P.S.- I did not watermark my photos but it doesn’t give you the right to steal. If you do take my photos without permission, I will take legal actions against you. Do take note that all pictures I post in this post are of my own.
As promised, here’s a link to my public album on FB!
Apologies for any bad pictures in advanced.
♥ N. Allisson ♥
Take care everyone! Hope u enjoyed ur tour today!