Tokyo is a place constantly in change. Buildings rise and fall, little is sacred, but if you want to see a little bit of that Old Tokyo that’s mostly escaped us and learn about the great city’s past in a fun day out, visit the Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum.
People from the Edo Period (1603-1868) had various ways of kicking off the summer heat. Whether it was enjoying a wind chime, goldfish scooping, drinking sweet fermented rice drink or wearing a yukata, the Japanese from 100s of years ago had their traditions.
As aging Tsukiji Market wrapped up its 83 years of history, Tokyo’s new wholesale fish market opened on the artificial island of Toyosu in October. The 100-acre market, nearly twice as large as Tsukiji, accommodates over 600 wholesalers providing vast amounts of seafood and vegetables.