Monday organic breakfast prepared by my beloved sister, Wendy.
                         
                                         Fresh organic beans:

 Paku collected from the wild by Hiroyuki's mum

Sweet radish planted  ans specially sent for our consumption by Hiroyuki's mum:

         
                                      Nice spaghetti cooked by Wendy:

 Delicious  muachi bought by Hiroyuki for us to try:
 In japan all the red bean paste are made with real beans where you can really see the red beans inside:


Being Monday and Wendy and her family were busy with their working life , we continued to venture out on our own - today is the famous Tsukiji Market  and Yokohama. As we were not very interested in the tuna auction place at around 4 am , we started our journey to Tsukiji late.

We took the train from Ushihama to Shinjuku by JR Chuo Rapid and on reaching Shinjuku we changed to Shinjuku Toei Line and used Toei Subway Oedo Line to Tsujiki which is just next to the exit Tsukijishijo station.


Beautiful  Japanese painting onthe walls of Tsukijishijo station:



 Things at Tsukiji is not cheap even though it is a wholesale market but we did see some very special seafood for sale like Tuna's eyes etc.



Everybody is so busy at the market, I had a feeling that being there at the market , I was hindering their work.
Japanese delicacy: fish roe

 Took this picture with a nice shopkeeper whom  i bought some cute Japanese doll erasers and he gave me one origami bird free.


Everybody says that if you were in Tsukiji market you must eat the sushi there....but they were so very expensive:



Long queue at all sushi store despite of being expensive for Malaysians like us:



One packet of banana costs RM 7.20


 1900 yen - RM 76

 Cheapest thing we found in Tsukiji:

 Super sweet:
From Tsukiji without tasting all the expensive sushi we head out to Yokohama:
From Tsukijishijo we used Toei subway Oedo Line to Daimon and from Daimon we used Toei subway Asakusa line to Shimbashi, then to Sakuragicho using JR Yokohama line. 
On reaching Sakuragicho we were hungry so obviously it was only food in our mind. We found this at the train station:




 The food here were all prepared by obasan: Nice mee judging by their experience.
Only after we saw this in the stall, we realised that this stall had been in existence for the last 112 years:

Yokohama:



Yokohama (横浜) is Japan's second largest city with a population of over three million. Yokohama is located less than half an hour south of Tokyo.

 Yokohama is popular among expats, has one of the world's largest Chinatown and preserves some former Western residences in the Yamate district.

Due to time constraint, we only managed to visit a few places:

1. Minato Mirai 21  which is a seaside urban area in central Yokohama whose name means "harbor of the future". It has many large high-rises, including Japan's tallest building, the Landmark Tower.

Minato Mirai is blessed with a great location along the water and has a wealth of attractions. Visitors to the area will be able to find shopping centers, hotels, a convention center, an amusement park, a relaxation center , museums and park space.


At Minato Mirai;





Yokohama Landmark Tower:
At Yokohamabiru\




 At The famous Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse or the Akarenga


 At Yamashita park:

 At Nippon Maru: Yokohama Port Musuem:




@ Navios Yokohama hotel with a 'triumphal arch' in the middle:

I love the building structures in Yokohama , very unique and very well kept too. 

After walking around for the whole afternoon, we hopped onto a hop on and off tourist bus to Yokohama Chinatown which is said to be the biggest China town in Asia. 


One chinese pau costs 350 yen - RM 14 !!





Saw this "Fook" new year decor in Yokohama China town which cost 250 yen - RM 10 which I also bought at Super save for only RM 2 in Malaysia here. Before I went to Japan , I thought of throwing it away so that I can put up new decor next year since it is so cheap in Malaysia, now I am going to change my thought about throwing it away.





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