Instagramming Tokyo – Sushi, Playing in Traffic, and Men in Diapers Shaking Babies


Each month on this website I feature a favourite country, city, or region of mine. Alongside this destination of the month comes posts, highlights, and now a quick collection of my Instagram photos from the area. Next up in this social photo sharing series is Instagramming Tokyo, a city packed with quirky and strange.

My first time in Tokyo I drank a small bar dry in the Golden Gai district, watched as sumo wrestlers made babies cry, learned that we in North America baseball all wrong, and got stranded in the complex (and surprisingly early closing) subway system. Yes, it was an odd and equally awesome trip. One that cemented Tokyo as one of my favourite countries to visit.

Fast forward to my latest trip, one you think I would have been culturally prepared for. Not so much. Not only did I step off a 16-hour flight and straight into a $390 meal I thought was $39, I managed to get stranded on that same early closing subway line. Still, Tokyo did not disappoint, this time with its incredible fish market, sushi making, and night photography. Even though the jet lag may have interfered with my photo sharing I still got some snaps off.

With that in mind here is a recap of my favourite Instagramming Tokyo photos.

Instagramming Tokyo

Whelp. The one good (dangerous) thing about being stuck at home is I am getting lots of travel planning done. See you in the Spring Japan! ...

More planning today on my next trip to Japan. Hoping to see an actual sumo match instead of just watching them make babies cry! It's a thing and it's hilarious. ...

Hello Tokyo. ...

A grey spring day at the Shinjuku Gyoen gardens. The clouds can't mask its beauty. #Tokyo ...

Day 61 of #ThisLifeInDrinks - A couple #Sapporo's in the Golden Gai district. This area of Tokyo is an awesome collection of tiny bars - most with only room for a handful of people. Last time we were here we drank the bar out of draft beer which lead me to get lost alone with no wallet or phone on the subway line. This time we will stick to bottles. ...

Had a great time capturing Tokyo nightlife with @eyexploretokyo - a photo walking tour of this electric city. #travel ...

The Golden Gai district, Tokyo. Probably the world’s largest collection of quirky tiny bars. Probably. ...

Playing in Shibuya Crossing. Much thanks to @eyexploretokyo for the photo tips! ...

Day 62 of #ThisLifeInDrinks - #Sake in cedar boxes at the world famous Tsukiji Fish Market Tokyo. It's the wood that makes it good! ...

Big tuna calls for a big knife! #Tsjuku ...

Strolling Akihabara - Tokyo's electronics/Japanime/sex shop district. Basically a hangout for nerds, geeks, & freaks...or all Japanese men. ...

Day 63 of #ThisLifeInDrinks - A couple of Asahi beers over ramen in Tokyo. Note - the beers poured themselves. Did I mention I love Japan? ...

Shibuya!

Not only is it the world's busiest crosswalk but incredibly satisfying to say. Check out my latest post on this quirky and surprisingly fun Tokyo tourist highlight. ☝️Link in Profile.
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It’s one thing to eat sushi while in Tokyo, but to prepare it yourself is next level. Click the link in my profile for more details! ...

Tokyo nights brings Tokyo lights. ...


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