One Day Tour, Tsukiji Market, Hamarikyu Garden,Pokemon center Mega Tokyo! 

One Day Tour, Tsukiji Market, Hamarikyu Garden,Pokemon center Mega Tokyo!

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We did a tour from past Tokyo to present Tokyo!

We enjoyed Japanese temples, Tsukiji Market, the kitchen of Tokyo, a shrine to avert disaster, a traditional Japanese garden, and finally, Pokémon Mega Tokyo!

It is a time travel from the past to present Tokyo.

Our itinerary is below.

1: Tsukiji Honganji Temple

Tsukiji Honganji temple
Tsukiji Honganji temple washing area

This Buddha temple dates back to the 12th century, but this temple was founded in 1617.

Originally located a little further north, it was burned down and moved to this location.

This is a reclaimed land, and the name Tsukiji means “built-up land.”

The current building was constructed in 1934.

The golden structure inside represents the paradise of Amida Nyorai Buddha.

2: Tsukiji Market

Tsukiji market
Tsukiji market

This is the kitchen of Tokyo.

The auction area and stores inside have been relocated to the new Toyosu Market.

But the Tsukiji Outer Market, where we usually eat and shop, remains intact, and a new shopping area has been built to maintain its charm.

3: Namiyoke Shrine

Namiyoke Shrine
Namiyoke Shrine
Namiyoke Shrine purification

Tsukiji used to be a beach, and when the Tsukiji Honganji Temple was relocated here 17th century after a fire at its former location, reclamation work was undertaken.

The construction work was difficult due to high waves, and many people were killed.

One day, a shining deity was found drifting on the waves, and when it was enshrined here, the waves subsided and the construction work proceeded without incident.

This is why the shrine was named Namiyoke ( calm down the waves) Shrine.

The shrine has two huge lion heads, and during the festival in June, these two lion heads are paraded around on a portable shrine.o

4: Hamarikyu Garden

Hamarikyu Japanese garden
Hamarikyu Japanese garden
Hamarikyu Japanese garden

Originally a place for falconry, then a samurai residence was built here in 1654.

It became an imperial villa in 1870 and was opened as a metropolitan park in 1946.

Bordering Tokyo Bay, the ponds here are all filled with seawater.

Visitors can enjoy matcha green tea and Japanese sweets at a teahouse in Nakanoshima island on the pond.

The weather was nice and warm this day, so we sat on the outside balcony.

Hamarikyu Japanese garden

5: Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo

Pokémon center mega Tokyo
Pokémon center mega Tokyo
Pokémon center mega Tokyo

Finally, we went to the Pokemon Center Mega Tokyo in Ikebukuro.

Because my friend’s 7-year-old child is a big Pokemon fan.

Since it was a Saturday, many families with children came to the Sunshine City Building where the Pokemon Center is located.

It was a good place to buy good souvenirs for the kids!

How was it?

Shall we enjoy together next time!

I’m Nobu , one heart enjoy together!!!

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