TOKYO Part 1:
Few Days I arrived in Tokyo. I’ve never been to Tokyo before, even during my exchange year, so I was kinda excited. I’m staying at the KHAOSAN ANNEX Hostel in Asakusa. So the first two days I was mainly wandering around that district… there are actually some interesting things to see, such as the shrines and the Tokyo Sky tree, which will have it’s grand opening in May of this year (it’s over 634m high, and the highest TV Tower in the world now). I love high buildings, so I can’t stop looking at it. There’s also the Asahi beer head office in Asakusa. It has a strange sculpture on the top, which is said, was supposed to be a torch, standing upright. But it wasn’t “save” enough, so they built it like that. The building next to it, with a brighter, and very strange formed top, is said to represent a beer glass.
I was also in Shibuya and Harajuku for a short time, but since it was a weekday and about 2 o’clock in the afternoon, there weren’t so many people as expected. Actually everything seemed smaller than in my imagination. It’s my first time in Tokyo and I always imagined it to be huge, consisting only of very very high buildings. But it’s actually quite clean and clear as well. But It’s maybe because I didn’t go there at rush hour. I’ll definitely go back to Harajuku to take some Fashion Pictures.
Yesterday I went to Kamakura, which is famous for it’s shrines, temples and the big Daibutsu (Buddha Sculpture). I was very lucky with the weather and if you take the old train line a little farther you can see the beautiful pacific, and if there are no clouds one can even recognize a little bit of the Fuji-san :D
Today’s morning we did some tour around the Tsukiji Fishmarket, which is I think one of the biggest in the world. I didn’t take photos, only videos though. Because it’s very crowded and narrow you have to take care you’re not run over. I thought it was terrible. But very interesting. To be honest, I was just a little bit scared. It was all very hectic and confusing.
We bought fish and made CHIRASHIZUSHI for Lunch. The Chef who accompained us and formally used to work at the Tsukiji market even brought along some selfmade Miso, from which he made Miso ONIGIRI (rice balls) and Miso Soup. DELICIOUS~