The Hamarikyu Garden is located near the Tokyo port area, in the luxurious financial district of Shiodome. Initially the villa of the Shogun Tokugaga, famous for duck hunting, it was remodelled as a park in the 40s. The Hamarikyu Garden contrasts heavily to the modern skyscrapers seen behind. Walking from the Shiodome station, one transitions from a futuristic display of luxury to a peaceful and unpretentious garden.
The Tsukiji market is a major commercial hub where fresh seafood is auctioned every day before being sold and eaten in the many restaurant tables of Tokyo.
The market itself is where business is done. Although accessible to the tourist Continue reading Tsukiji outer market
The Kabukiza is a famous Kabuki theater in Ginza district at the heart of Tokyo. Kabuki is a form of traditional Japanese theater where tales of feudal lords, samurai warriors and divinities are told. The Kabukiza was fully renovated recently Continue reading Kabukiza, traditional Japanese Kabuki theater
The district of Ginza is located south of Tokyo station (about 20 minute walk). It is known as an up-scale district with luxurious shopping opportunities in fashion (Chanel, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton and more…) and electronics (Sony and Apple flagship stores). Tokyo is already one of the most expensive cities on Earth and Ginza is probably one of the most expensive of its districts!
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The Tsukiji fish market is probably one of the biggest fish markets in the world, where millions of dollars are spent everyday on high quality sushi-grade fish. The major “auctions” are usually done early in the morning and not accessible to the public but visitors can still wander around between rows of fish sellers. There are also some small sushi and sashimi restaurants on site for the freshest raw fish experience!