TOKYO DAY 4 - UENO, TOKYO TOWER AND BEST SUSHI EVER

You guys, 

I still can't believe I'm here lol. The weather was a little better today so I decided to explore Ueno. I had heard murmurs of an outdoor food market and I absolutely love markets. It's a fun way to interact with the locals and explore their cuisine. The Ameyaokocho market was huge and I had a lot of fun going through the many aisles of food, clothes and technology.
I bought the kiwis, strawberries and cranberries - they're way too sweet!
After the market I went back to my hotel and had an incredible massage. (Worth mentioning that when I got to the spa I was given a t-shirt and shorts to wear and a female masseuse massaged me through my clothes. Not complaining, was just different. Lol. My pillow was fragranced with an essential oil of my choice (I picked lavender) and I quickly fell asleep and forgot about all my worries lol.

After my massage I went to Tokyo Tower which is a 350ft building modeled after the Eiffel tower in the centre of Tokyo. I am very afraid of heights so things like this are typically not for me but I really wanted to push myself to do it and I'm so glad I did. (It helped that Kiki and her mom joined me) The views were stunning, unfortunately the glare from the flash of my camera reflecting on the windows meant my pictures didn't come out too great.
Look down window

Afterwards we found a little hole in the wall called Azabi Oidon very close to the Tower - it was hands down my best meal in Tokyo. I just have to tell you guys, everything was so tasty and fresh. I couldn't believe how slim Japanese people are because their food is incredible. As if the food wasn't great enough, the service was even better. We had a lovely women (originally from the Philippines) called Tu as our waiter. Her English vocabulary was very limited but it didn't stop her from being attentive, making good recommendations and she adamantly refusing our attempts to tip her. If you're ever in the area please go visit Azabi. Our meal for 3 set us back just 9,000 Yen ($90) including 
drinks. Absolute steal!
Pickled fish - free appetizer
Ice cold sake
Sweet and sour prawns
Kiki got this chicken, egg rice bowl
Her mom got this seafood rice bowl - which was essentially sashimi on white rice
I got the sashimi platter - the fish was so fresh it melted in my mouth
And I also got this california roll sushi platter

Take me back!!!

3 comments:

  1. wow. really feel like going to japan now

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  2. Awesome! Looks like so much fun!

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  3. hope u had fun

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