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sushi for breakfast & closed tsukiji {in tokyo}…

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Our first morning in Japan, we woke up at 5am due to jet lag and proceeded to the famous Tsukiji Market. Sadly, the wholesale part of the market was closed that day, but there were a smattering of little restaurants opened so we still had sushi at 7am in a tiny open restaurant near the market.

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So fresh and melt-in-your-mouth tender…I had the best sushi I've ever had {amazing tuna!} at a tiny hole-in-the-wall Tsukiji Sushi Ichiban near the closed market. {Thanks Maki for the translation!}

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This place also looked amazing…I loved how large the photos are on the outside of the restaurant!

{photos by Oh Joy}

15 comments

  1. >>I wish I could tell you where I had the best sushi I’ve ever had {amazing tuna!} but everything was in Japanese so I, sadly, can’t even begin to remember the name.
    the restaurant name is “Tsukiji Sushi Ichiban” judging from the menu ๐Ÿ™‚
    I will be homesick reading your posts ๐Ÿ™‚ glad you enjoyed the visit.

  2. oh how fun! my husband and I recently went to Japan for our honeymoon and had an amazing time there, including an early-morning visit to tsukiji. I have never had such delicious fish in my entire life.

  3. Lol–I did the exact same thing my first morning visiting Tokyo. Luckily the fish market was open. I got so excited about your post title because I thought you’d include the name of the restaurant where you ate because, of course, I didn’t write mine down! Oh well, blame the yummy breakfast sushi : )

  4. Lol–I did the exact same thing my first morning visiting Tokyo. Luckily the fish market was open. I got so excited about your post title because I thought you’d include the name of the restaurant where you ate because, of course, I didn’t write mine down! Oh well, blame the yummy breakfast sushi : )

  5. Lol–I did the exact same thing my first morning visiting Tokyo. Luckily the fish market was open. I got so excited about your post title because I thought you’d include the name of the restaurant where you ate because, of course, I didn’t write mine down! Oh well, blame the yummy breakfast sushi : )

  6. Lol–I did the exact same thing my first morning visiting Tokyo. Luckily the fish market was open. I got so excited about your post title because I thought you’d include the name of the restaurant where you ate because, of course, I didn’t write mine down! Oh well, blame the yummy breakfast sushi : )

  7. Lol–I did the exact same thing my first morning visiting Tokyo. Luckily the fish market was open. I got so excited about your post title because I thought you’d include the name of the restaurant where you ate because, of course, I didn’t write mine down! Oh well, blame the yummy breakfast sushi : )

  8. Lol–I did the exact same thing my first morning visiting Tokyo. Luckily the fish market was open. I got so excited about your post title because I thought you’d include the name of the restaurant where you ate because, of course, I didn’t write mine down! Oh well, blame the yummy breakfast sushi : )

  9. Lol–I did the exact same thing my first morning visiting Tokyo. Luckily the fish market was open. I got so excited about your post title because I thought you’d include the name of the restaurant where you ate because, of course, I didn’t write mine down! Oh well, blame the yummy breakfast sushi : )

  10. Lol–I did the exact same thing my first morning visiting Tokyo. Luckily the fish market was open. I got so excited about your post title because I thought you’d include the name of the restaurant where you ate because, of course, I didn’t write mine down! Oh well, blame the yummy breakfast sushi : )

  11. my mouth just watered! the best sashimi i’ve had at a japanese restaurant was in vancouver at a place called sushi garden. in some ways, it’s ruined my whole experience at other japanese restaurants because it just doesn’t compare. i definitely need to make a trip to japan though, because i’m sure it’s 10x better!

  12. Oh my goodness, I did this with my husband back in January/February when we were in Tokyo. It was possibly the most amazing food experience of my life. The market was open (and packed with utterly terrifying little vehicles that looked like they would mow you down if you didn’t get out of the way). This really brings back my own memories – it looks like you had a wonderful time in Japan.

  13. jealous jealous jealous! I am so wanting to go to Japan, it’s looks beautiful and mysterious from your photos!
    ~Ruby

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