We spent about 7 days in Japan. We started into Nagoya, and then visited Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo. The trip map below outlines our trip Our last stop in Japan was Tokyo.
In Tokyo, I found an apartment that was perfectly positioned near the fish market.
Tokyo’s fish market is the largest in the world. Witnessing the frenetic pace of the market was one of the highlights of our time in Tokyo. “So long, and thanks for all the fish.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Below) I especially wanted to visit the tuna auction. Only 120 tourists are allowed into the tuna auction each day. To be in those numbers, I had to rise at about 3:45am and join the lineup of hopeful visitors. After the auction, I ate the world’s best sushi for breakfast (above). “It’s as if Japanese men, all to aware that deep inside they’d like to stomp Tokyo flat, breathe fire, and do truly terrible and disgusting things to women, have built themselves the most beautiful of prisons for their rampaging ids.
Instead of indulging their fantasies, they focus on food, or landscaping, or the perfect cup of tea — or a single slab of o-toro tuna — letting themselves go only at baseball games and office parties.” ― Anthony Bourdain “Is this chicken, what I have, or is this fish? I know it’s tuna, but it says ‘Chicken of the Sea.”
― Jessica Simpson