I know this will come as a surprise, but I had yet another huge day! It’s not even 5.30pm and I’m exhausted.
I am currently sitting atop the Fuji TV Headquarters (only $5aud to get up) in a globe shaped observatory patiently waiting for a hopefully beautiful sunset. Sun doesn’t seem to be doing much though so thought I’d start this.
I slept in this morning then headed to Shinjuku where I visited the Tokyo Metropolitan Government buildings. They have an observatory (free) on the 45th floor. It was a great place to get a view of Tokyo.
Next stop was Ginza. I really wanted to go to a patisserie called Laduree after seeing this blog. Thanks guys! So glad I made an effort to go there and find the place, what incredible opulence and delectable goodies. I could have eaten everything in there. I will write a separate blog about it.
After filling up in sugary goodness I went for a walk around Ginza which is basically a very upmarket shopping area, lots of wealth.
I ended up walking to the Tsjukiji fish markets. I just wondered around for ages looking at all the different fresh fish, dried fish, shell fish and food on offer. To see the big fish bought in you have to get up and be there by 5am so this was my attempt haha.
Being the freshest seafood around I thought I should sample some of the fish. After carefully selecting a restaurant (there are literally hundreds in the markets) I was guide by the chef to try a tasting plate of different guides on tuna. YUM!! This was followed by some scallop and salmon nigari and a green tea. By now I was well and truly full. Three meals and only mid afternoon!
I followed the path to Hama-Rikyu Gardens and spent about half an hour walking around the peonies and different fields. I realised I could take a boat somewhere and found it it was to Odaiba, another spot I wanted to visit! So I bought a ticket ($6aud) and took this crazy looking sea bus under the Rainbow Bridge. Beautiful sights, I recommend checking it out.
You arrive on the waterfront so I went for a walk around before heading to DECKS Tokyo Beach, a shopping mall designed to resemble a cruise ship deck. While a cool design, it was pretty boring inside.
Next on the list was FUJI TV Headquarters where I sit right now waiting for the sun to do something cool. It STILL hasn’t. Come on buddy.
Anyway after this it’s back to Shinjuku to meet my mate Ichi for dinner at an Isakaya – will write more then!
So happy I got to see Ichi, he bought me an amazing Japanese meal – radish salad, edamame, lotus root, chicken karagi & octopus flavoured with wasabi. So delicious!
We went for a walk around Shinjuku – I love that place! So many bright lights and so much fun! We went into an arcade and took some super cute photos 🙂 thanks for a great night Ichi!