Fish markets… a curious thing is that so far, none of the fish markets I visited felt remotely like a dingy, dirty wet market. I guess fish markets are very interesting indeed, especially the famous Tsukiji Market which is a large wholesale market for fish, fruits and vegetables in central Tokyo.
I took a trip to Japan a few years ago and experienced a whirlwind of amazing sights and flavors. The famed Tsukiji Market was high on my list, and my adventure exploring its aisles made a lasting impression. I returned in April from another voyage to Japan, and wanted to share with you on Tsukiji Fish Market. It will always be an enigma with its bustling foot trucks, noisy banter, and the viscera of fish and sea creatures everywhere. I am humbled, meandering the wet lanes lined with infinite stalls. The sight of the many kinds of fresh fish and other seafood and the busy atmosphere make Tsukiji Market a renowned place worldwide, being one of the world's largest fish markets.
It was an exceptionally cold morning when I stepped out of my hotel at Shimbashi and found a way to Tsukiji Fish Market. Visiting Tsukiji Fish Market (筑地市场) was listed as one of the "must go" places in my Itinerary. These photographs are meant to share my wonder and my bewiderment, documenting the routine activities of these men and the unusual, beautiful fish who give their lives to them. Unfortunately, the Tsukiji Fish Market won’t be here for long. The wholesale market is slated to move to the nearby Toyosu district in November this year which means you don’t have much time left to visit. The new market will be a modern marvel, but somehow nothing can replace the character and history of Tsukiji.
Mesmerising Cherry Blossom Stroll Along The Meguro River In Tokyo, Japan 日本追樱记 2016: 穿行樱花隧道之中, 东京目黑川
This walk in Tokyo is enjoyable at any time of year, but it is particularly lovely when the cherry blossoms are blooming. Every person in Tokyo has her favorite spot. It is hard to declare where the most beautiful sakura blossoms are, or where the best place to view them would be as well as describe how beautiful it is to be completely surrounded by Cherry Blossoms......
Nakameguro is a beautiful neighborhood in Tokyo with trees of Cherry Blossoms on Meguro River running through it. Cherry trees line both sides of the river, starting from Nakameguro Station and running in both directions. The best way to enjoy sakura around the Meguro River is to stroll along the rows of sakura there. I strolled along the paths along the river and it was amazing to see this transformation. In April they were in full bloom.
There’s only one item on my itinerary today and that is to go visit Mount Fuji. Fortunately, there’s no need to climb over steep slopes or trek long distances to reach the active volcano. Just a long bus ride out of Tokyo to one of the Fuji Five Lakes and you can enjoy the extraordinary view. You can't go to Japan without seeing it.
Kawaguchiko is one of the most convenient and breathtaking locations to view world famous Mount Fuji. There are many different locations to capture memorable photos of Fuji, but Kawaguchiko is one of the most accessible locations from Tokyo to capture water reflections as you take photos. Kawaguchiko is the town and it surrounds Lake Kawaguchi, which is one of the renowned Fuji Five Lakes.
Cherry blossom is short-lived beauty and fortunately, I caught the full bloom period in Tokyo. The cherry blossom around the Fuji Five Lakes typically peak around mid april. Therefore, I decided to visit one of the five lakes, Lake Kawaguchi, hoping to catch a glimpse of Japan’s famous cherry blossom season.
Mount Fuji, itself, needs no real introduction, but for those of you who don't know, here is a little background information on it. It is Japan's highest mountain and in 2013, Mount Fuji and the surrounding area (including Lake Kawaguchi) were added as a Cultural site to the World Heritage List. It is an active volcano which last erupted in 1707.
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