Must See | Tokyo | Meiji Shrine

Timing is everything, or at least a lot. When we made plans to visit the Meiji Shrine, we had no idea that the day would be spectacular and that many families would be celebrating Shichi Go San (7-5-3), a celebratory right of passage that dates back to the Heian period.  On this occasion, boys who are aged three or five and girls who are aged three or seven are  dressed … Continue reading Must See | Tokyo | Meiji Shrine

Catch it if You Can |Tsukiji Market |Tokyo

This week is Japan week on travelmagnolia. Starting off with Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market – a MUST SEE and you only have a little more than a year before this iconic institution leaves central Tokyo and everything changes.  A visit here is not for the faint-hearted and requires advance planning. While it is possible to tour the stalls and small restaurants in the surrounding areas on one’s own, for … Continue reading Catch it if You Can |Tsukiji Market |Tokyo