Imperial Palace, Ramen, and Ueno Park

After the Tsukiji Fish Market, we made our way over to the Imperial Palace. I insisted that we go through the Sakurada-mon Gate – one of the only original buildings at the Imperial Palace.  It was built in 1457 and has with-stood earthquakes, fires, air raids, etc, and was magnificent.  It leads you into the … Continue reading

Tsukiji Fish Market

5 am Tokyo, jet lag has put us out on the streets in an attempt to find the Tsukiji Fish Market.  After wandering around some little market-like streets, we come up to bustling, confusing intersection right before a warehouse where piles and piles of styrofoam boxes were stacked up all the way to the back … Continue reading