Japan 2019 Day 11 - Lazing around Ueno after fishSep 3, 2022 2 min read
The Tuna thought he was doing a great job at work.
Instead, he was canned 🥁
Hey, turns out me and Noe stayed in hotels close to each other.
Asakusa Nishi-sando Shopping Street
Hey, I’ve seen this shop mentioned on the net before.
Tsukiji Fish Market
I’ve always wanted to visit this place but never found the opportunity.
The wholesaler market, with its famous tuna auction, moved to Odaiba but most of the tourist parts are still here in Tsukiji and this place remains one of the best places for the freshest seafood.
Yo, this giant crab leg was the best crab I’ve ever had. Crab has such an unsatisfying effort:meat ratio but these were far meatier and were crazy juicy. I’m drooling just looking at this photo again.
Definitely would like to come back here in the future. There were still a lot of stalls I didn’t get to try plus the restaurants too. The only thing I didn’t like was this stall that sold sea urchin and wagyu beef sushi rolls. The weird combination piqued my curiosity but yeah… I’d give that a skip if you see it.
Yushima Tenmangu Shrine
If this all sounds familiar, it’s because I coincidentally visited another one of the Michizane’s Tenmangu shrines back in Kyoto (refresh after the images load for the heading link to work).
What am I doing with my life?
Marishiten Tokudaiji Temple
Passed by another temple. We didn’t go in this time.
It’s interesting to think about how throughout Japan there are all these pockets of history that have been around for longer than the USA has existed.
Ameyoko Shopping Street
The former black market that runs under the Yamanote train tracks.
Now a massive open-air market selling food and clothing from all over the world.
This place is bustling after work.
Also the street where the Mitsuboshi Colors lived.
Niki no Kashi snack store
Always one of these no matter where in Japan you go.
I wrote that as a joke but after googling it this really is a store that sells second-hand (but unopened) drinks, huh. But they’re not actually run by the same company behind Book Off.
Dinner near our hotel to end the night.
Curry wa Nomimono
Yoo, I ate at the Akiba branch during a previous trip. Been looking forward to this again.
More colorful lumps of sugar for my konpeito collection. The colors are starting to fade after being displayed in the living room for 3 years though. And my friend wanted fridge magnets.