No trip to Tokyo is complete without a visit to the Tsukiji fish market. Tsukiji is Japan’s largest seafood market where 700,000 tons of fish are sold every year, accounting for 600 billion yen. It’s actually become a very popular tourist stop, however the inner market (where the auctions are done) was closed to the public for the holiday season. The outer market where there are various retail stores and sushi restaurants is very crowded, but it is still interesting to look around.We didn’t stay long because it was difficult to move with all of the people around. We did manage to go down the street to get a nice sushi brunch though.
We decided to walk through Ginza, a very upper-crust shopping and business area of downtown Tokyo, on our way back to the train station. One the way we stumbled upon an interesting English-style tea shop. Their pastries looked good so we decided to sit down for a brief respite. The meal was modeled after british High Tea and had very fancy dishes with delicious tea and cakes. The scones with jam and clotted cream were very authentic.