Explore Traveler Photo Tour: Exploring The Uniqueness Of Japan

 Natto Fermented Soybeans And Umeboshi Pickled Fruits Are Tasty Health Foods In Japan 

Natto is an extremely good protein food, as it has gone through a ridged fermentation process. Nato appears to be very good at preventing bone loss in post menopausal women. It is high in vitamin K2. It is also desired for it’s health benefits to the skin.

Ume is a fruit that is often thought to be a plum, but it is closer to apricots really. Umeboshi are like pickles that are sweet and salty. There is also one recipe that is sweet due to its use of honey. They are extremely good!

 The Many Wild And Unusual Flavors Of  The Kit Kat Bar In Japan 

There are more than 200 different kinds of Kit Kat Bars in Japan. If you can think of a flavor, then it is probably there. Some that come to mind are Baked Potato, Matcha-Green Tea, Blueberry Cheese Cake and Strawberry Cheese cake. What is your favorite Kit Kat?

Arriving At The Maihama Station At Disney Land From Tokyo Metro.

 The Magic Kingdom Monorail At The Disney Resort In Japan 

 The Magic Of Disney In Tokyo Japan 

 Peaceful Beauty Of Chivoda In Central Tokyo Japan 

Chivoda, also called Chivoda City,  is a ward in the central part of the city of Tokyo that is made up of the Imperial Palace and surrounding area. It is a very peaceful area with green spaces and a small pond.

 The Unique Experience Of The Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo Japan 

The Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest wholesale fish and seafood market worldwide. It is also the largest wholesale food market worldwide. There is also a retail section adjacent to the wholesale market. If you want to observe the wholesale market, there are limited time slots and only a few people can enter each morning. Check the market website for details.

 “One Fishcake Please” At The Tsukiji Fish Market Retail Section In Tokyo Japan 

Shopping At The Tsukiji Retail Market (築地市場) In Tokyo Japan 

 Barrels Of Sake Made From Fermented Rice And Wrapped In Straw At The Meiji Jingu Shrine

Small Japanese shrines are supplied by local sake companies, but Meiji Jingu Shrine is a major shrine and thus receives donations form every sake company in the country. What a beautiful display of Sake outside containers!

Japanese  Shrine Maiden at Meiji Jingu Shrine  

 Japanese Black Pines At Kokyo Gaien National Gardens In The Heart Of Tokyo 

This magnificent garden must be passed through to reach the Imperial Palace. It is amazing to walk the many paths, viewing all the many spectacular Black Pine Trees in the park. There are more than 2,000 of these pines in this National Garden.

 The Tokyo Imperial Palace Is The Main Residence Of The Emperor And Empress Of Japan  

Tours of the Palace Gardens are offered Tuesday through Saturday. The Inner gardens are not open to the public except 2 days a year. The interior is not open to the public.

 A Fairy-tale Barbie Bridal In Japan 

One of the most popular theme weddings in Japan is Barbie. Every girl dreams  to have a Barbie themed wedding. Bridal shops all over the city have dresses and decorations for a beautiful Barbie styled wedding.

As our adventure in Japan comes to a close, we reflect on what we have seen. The extreme sense of peace as you walk through all the shrines and gardens lingers with you. Japan is a country that is both ancient and modern. No matter where you go, the two touch seamlessly.

 

 

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