Japan Day 5 – Tsukiji Fish Market, Akihabara and Dinner in Shibuya


On our 5th day we did a mix of places and our first stop was Tsukiji Fish market for some breakfast. We initially planned on camping the night before to catch the Tuna auction early in the morning but we scrapped that idea as we figured proper sleep was more important than seeing cold slabs of Tuna being sold off for millions in the cold EARLY morning. But hey if you’re up to it, then by all means go ahead. We were just too tired after walking around back to back on our 5th day so yeah sleep is our priority.

Getting there was fairly easy for us as we were staying in Shinjuku which literally connects you anywhere. So we hopped on the Oedo Subway Line from Shinjuku Station to Tsukijishijo Station. It takes about 20mins and costs 270 Yen one way. As soon as you reach the station, simply follow the signboard to Tsukiji Market. The building is actually just above the station.

There’s the outer part and inner part of the market. Since we just wanted to grab some breakfast, we wandered off at the outer market and found rows and rows of tuck shops serving fresh bowls of sushi! Continue reading


Expat Life: Week 9 – Gundam Expo at Ngee Ann City Takashimaya

There was a Gundam Expo at Ngee Ann City Mall in Orchard during 4th – 28th June. One of the main highlights were the huge models of Mecha (robots) prominently displayed outside from the mall.

Inside the mall itself there were various models for sale and also some special ones on display.

There was even a special limited edition SG50 model on sale to celebrate Singapore’s 50th National Day.