Tsukiji Fish Market Auctions 築地市場


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What I would call one of the major sightseeing attractions in the world, this world-famous fish market is an unbelievable place to behold. Giant tuna auctions, giant tuna carving, fish preparation, and the sale (and scale) of all kinds of fish in a huge and bustling market takes place almost every morning. See the best action from 5:30 am to 8 am. Also see my YouTube video here.

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Nihonbashi Bridge 日本橋


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Japan's most famous bridge is unfortunately one of the least outstanding, largely due to a huge expressway running right over it. It hardly receives any skylight. It used to be where all of Japan's major roads originated. Also see photos of Nihonbashi, a bustling area of dept. stores and company offices.

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Kabuki-za Theater & Higashi Ginza 歌舞伎座・東銀座


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Adjacent to the Ginza area, Higashi Ginza is anchored by the Kabuki-za Theater, Japan's most renown kabuki theater.

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Tsukiji Hongwanji Hanamatsuri 築地本願寺 花まつり


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Established in 1617, Tsukiji Hongwanji temple is the Tokyo headquarters of the Nishi Hongwanji Jodo Shinshu sect. The present temple, based on Indian architecture, was built in the 1930s. April 8 is observed as Buddha's birthday, called Hana Matsuri ("Flower Festival) in Japan.

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Hama-rikyu Gardens 浜離宮恩賜庭園


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Waterfront garden built by the Tokugawa shoguns in the 17th century. During the Meiji Period, it became a Detached Palace for the Imperial family who gave the garden to the Tokyo in 1945. It used to have duck-hunting grounds. It was also the site of the Enryokan State Guesthouse where foreign dignitaries stayed such as former US president Ulysses Grant and Hawaii's King David Kalakaua. During New Year's, they also hold falconry demonstrations. Short walk from JR Shimbashi Station and Shiodome Station on the Oedo Subway Line and the Yurikamome line.

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Rio Olympic and Paralympic Parade リオ五輪メダリストパレード


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Victory parade for Japan's Rio Olympic and Paralympic medalists was held on Oct. 7, 2016 in Tokyo's Ginza and Nihonbashi areas. About 800,000 crowded the sidewalks along the 2.5 km route on Chuo-dori that goes through Ginza 4-chome. Some 50 Olympian and 37 Paralympian medalists waved to the crowd from four double-decker, open top buses and two flatbed trucks. The Olympians wore red uniforms while the Paralympians wore white. These photos were taken at Nihonbashi.

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Teppozu Inari Shrine Kanchu Suiyoku 鉄砲洲稲荷神社 寒中水浴


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Held on the second Sunday of Jan., in the middle of winter, this shrine invites people to take a freezing-cold bath while wearing only a loincloth (or swimsuit for women). Kanchu means "during the cold," and suiyoku means "water bathing." The shrine is a 7-min. walk from Hatchobori Station on the Hibiya subway line.

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