If you have been following me on Instagram, Big On Food, you would know that I was in Tokyo for a short family getaway. So for today, I would be sharing my highlights of the trip!
I went to only Tokyo, for about 5 days.The weather was amazing, chilly yet filled with sunshine. When we arrived, it was dinnertime. I decided to Google the shops around the hotel, and within seconds, an udon shop appealed to me. I was intrigued and pretty satisfied with my finding. The udon store was just 5 minutes walk from the hotel, which made that factor a brownie point. We took a stroll and found the shop. The shop was tucked in a quiet alley way. It could only accommodate about 10 to 15 people at once. We were lucky enough to patronise the shop when there was not many people. We were seated quickly and was given an english menu, which was very helpful. The shop only sells udon noodles, cold and hot. If you are not a fan of noodles or udon, this might not be the shop for you. But do give it a chance as they sell excellent fresh udon noodles, with the perfect chewiness and great texture.
We placed our order without difficulty and waited patiently. We ordered both hot and cold noodles.
It was definitely a satisfying first meal to kickstart the trip. Both hot and cold noodles were heavenly. The shop was cozy and our meal there was enjoyable. However do keep in mind to visit the shop at a non-peak hour as right after we finished our meal, there was a queue in front of the shop. The shop is located at 2 151 0053, 2 Chome-20-16 Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo 151-0053, Japan (Shinjuku Station, Exit 6). It is called 慎 Shin Udon. Do check them out as their stuffs are fabulous.
So after such an amazing first meal, we knew that Japan would not be too disappointing. The next highlight of the trip was Tsukiji Fish Market. This would be the place for all seafood fanatics as the seafood you get could not get any fresher. We spent an hour there and damage was certainly done to our stomach, in a good way.
The last dish tried in the fish market was an interesting one. It had various eating methods, so it is best for the shop owners to explain how to eat this dish.
Overall, Tsukiji Fish Market is a must visit when in Tokyo. You would be able to witness fishmongers slicing fresh whole tuna fish and lots of people trying to get a taste of fresh seafood.
The final highlight of my trip was visiting an owl cafe! It was the most extraordinary of the entire trip. You might be thinking why I am raving for visiting some bird cafe, as you all know, I am staying in Singapore. In Singapore, you do not see much owls, I see lots of bats, pigeons and swallow but no owls, therefore it was an unforgettable moment to be able to visit an owl cafe! The little cafe we visited had about 10 owls, different species and opposite characters. We were able to pet it and hold it. It was impressive that owls were such cute and beautiful souls.
These were the highlights of my short trip to Japan. I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I have. Thank you for reading and till next time, See you!
More information on the places I visited…
Tsukiji Fish Market– Above Tsukiji Shijo Station on the Oedo Subway Line
Shinjuku Owl Cafe, Mohumohu – 5F, 3-35-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
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