Day 2 in Japan

Our planned schedule for today was very busy and our day started very early in the morning. We had to get up at 5am to visit the famous Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. When we left the hotel we were surprised by ice, snow and heavy wind. We were used to warm spring weather and were surprised by this sudden change. First we went to the subway station to buy our tickets and we found this:

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subway map for Tokyo, can it be any more confusing?

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Tsukiji fish market

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super fresh sushi at the restaurant next to the fish market. This is a MUST DO! Soooo yummy!

Next, we went to fabric town in Nippori to check out all the fabric shops. I heard lots of good things about those shops and I expected a lot and I was not disappointed ;-)

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Nippori fabric town

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Nippori was really pretty, we saw some beautiful blooming treees there.

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we went to Lemon first, they have lots of cute stuff for kids

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some super cute children t-shirts

And then we went to THE fabric shop: Tomato! Have a look at those pictures:

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fabric shop Tomato

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5 floors crammed with fabrics

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lots of cute fat quarters

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they had lots of licensed fabrics from Sanrio and San-X

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cute patterns to iron on clothes

After that, we went to Akihabara, THE shopping district for all the geeks in Tokyo! ;-) To be honest, I didn’t enjoy it that much, too many guys (geeks) who are playing TV games all day long (you can see that), but I guess it is heaven for any guy.

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shopping mall in Akihabara

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guys trading cards (aren't they too old for that?)

After that, we went back to Shinjuku to go to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. They have 2 very tall towers with an observation deck. We wanted to see Tokyo at night from above. Here are some gorgeous pictures we took:

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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

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view from the observation deck

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Shinjuku from above

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Tokyo tower from far away

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at the end of the day we went to Starbucks to get a coffee and check out the Japanese menue ;-)

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