The One about Marutake Tamagoyaki at Tsukiji Fish Market

I have written about tamagoyaki in Tsukiji back in 2016, but this time I want to spotlight one of the more popular establishments in the area, Marutake Tamagoyaki. Marutake has been around for over 80 years (founded in the late Taisho period) and has always been a specialty shop selling egg dishes.  But part of the popularity of Marutake Tamagoyaki is the restaurant’s collaboration with Japanese director, TV producer and […]

The One about Onigiriya Marutoyo in Tsukiji Fish Market

A lot of people ask me if I recommend one place in Tsukiji Fish Market, I can easily say that anywhere in Tsukiji, you’ll get great breakfast sushi. But is there a place that I go to Tsukiji for and has been a ritual for me to visit each time in Japan?  My answer is “Onigiri Marutoyo”. This is a vendor that sells onigiri (rice ball) of various types.  Really, […]

The One about the Sushi Dai Challenge

I wrote about Sushi Dai at Tsukiji and how the restaurant is one of the popular, must-go destinations for sushi enthusiasts.  And for those who are unable to bare the wait, they end up going to Daiwa Sushi or another sushi restaurant. But I had the sudden urge to document my experience at Sushi Dai and I actually wanted to do it in 2015 but I gave up. This feeling […]

The One about Tsukiji Hongan-ji

If you are heading to Tsukji early in the morning or sometime in the day for the ultimate sushi experience, right before you arrive to the fish market and once you get out of the station, you will see the Tsukiji Hongan-ji temple. A Jodo Shinshu Buddhist temple which practices Shin Buddhism (the most widely practiced branch of Buddhism in Japan), its predecessor was the Edo-Asakusa Gobo, a temple built […]

The One about Namiyoke Inari Shrine in Tsukiji

If you are at Tsukiji Fish Market and near the area where the auction takes place, not far to the right of the area is another small temple that serves to protect the Tsukiji Fish Market known as Namiyoke Inari Shrine (which means “protection from waves”). The reason for the name is because at one time, waves would make it difficult for those in the market because the land was […]

The One about the Tsukiji Suijin Shrine (Uogashisui Shrine)

I don’t think I can emphasize enough of how the Tsukiji Fish Market should be on the bucket list for the true sushi eating enthusiast (what happens when the fish market moves at the end of the year and what happens to the Tsukiji location remains to be seen, as there are business owners who are not thrilled about the move). But just walking around the area, you may be […]