Not Naked, But Raw in Tokyo

In this land of onsen and sashimi, going naked and eating raw is par for the course. Knowing my elves aren’t ready for the first, we binged on the second. Oh how they love their sushi and sashimi. No pricey steaks for my elves, they’re happy eating raw. No ramen either, they’d rather have their yakitori, yakiniku, tonkatsu and kamameshi. Teens rule! 

As soon as we landed, we just dropped our bags in our Roppongi crib then made our way to Yoyogi Park to stretch those legs cramped in a budget airline seat (no, I’m not complaining over my super-deal US$200 fare) for a 4.5 hour-flight to Narita. We strolled across the Park and exited to the youth-oriented Harajuku where we found a lunch place. Our sushi fix was fixed more than once or twice when we also tried Heiroku Sushi in Shibuya not far from Harajuku.

Yakiniku is “hard work” for them. They’d rather have their food ready to pop into their “greedy” mouths. Grilling  while eating distracts them from the more savory aspect of the dinner. But they do enjoy seeing them raw, then spread on the grill. Our growing boy would have wanted his meats, but we’ve been sticking to seafood since we got here for the most part. So, you can imagine his joy when we chanced upon this kamameshi cum yakitori place in Asakusa. 

We hardly order kamameshi back in Manila, but I wanted the elves to try some here in Tokyo. A traditional kamameshi house near Sensoji Temple made us wait half hour before enjoying their rice dishes. Worth the wait, for sure. Better than shopping in nearby Nakamise shopping district. 

When it was time to leave Tokyo, we headed for the airport shuttle pick-up point in front of Nihin Ginza.  Since the shuttle buses come and go every half hour, we decided to explore the Nihin Ginza mall first. With our luggage, we explored the Sanrio World store inside, then checked out the restaurants at the 2nd floor. Guess what? The elves chose to have sushi plates in Hina Sushi for their last meal before flying out of Tokyo. Some things never change. 

As for desserts, anything with matcha is good for them. And for me too 😘


About lifeisacelebration

Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life! I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. Sure, you sometimes get a raw deal in a few trips, or feel hassled by flight delays and cancellations, but the joys and simplicity of the present far outweigh the negatives. Oh, btw, I always end up gaining more friends after each trip. Many I kept......
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