Tokyo was the very last stop on our honeymoon. We actually flew into Tokyo on our way over, but only saw the inside of the airport, which meant we also experienced really cool beer taps and warm toilet seats for the first time. Even after our very quick stop, we knew we were going to love this city.
It was big, packed and bright with lights. The shopping was incredible and the food was top-notch. If you want to experience the best sushi of your life, just hop over to Tokyo. We also had yakitori which was super tasty! But back to the sushi… it was the most delicious I’ve ever had and also the most simply prepared — just the ball of rice with a slice of sashimi on top and a little bit of wasabi. We were a little surprised to not see many sushi rolls, but now we know that’s not the norm!
Our favorite things we did were the Tsukiji Fish Market — the largest fish market in the world and also where we ate that tasty sashimi bowl, Shinjuku — bright lights and a lot of shopping, Shibuya Crossing — more shopping and also where the Hachi statue is located, the Robot Restaurant — a very unique experience that everyone should check out (but skip the bento box), Golden Gai — filled with hundreds of bars that seat 6-8 people each and lastly, one really special night at a small bar called the Don Quixote Fujita Bar where the owner spoke no English and we made some of the best memories of the trip. Tokyo was definitely the wildest part of our trip — we had multiple very late nights and met some really great people that were too fun to not party with.
Our last night of the trip we met up with friends we had made in HaLong Bay. They lived in Tokyo and took us to a great sushi place and cool cocktail bar that we would have never found on our own. This stop was a great one to end the honeymoon on! We were sad to leave, but I’ll be forever thankful for the memories we made during our crazy honeymoon!