Tsukiji Fish Markets, Tokyo

The inspiring and unique culture of Japan and my change of direction …

Photographs 1,2,4,6&7: Craig Howes 


You may have spotted on my Instagram, that I took over a week out in Japan late March. Or seen it on my Twitter for that matter, and even on my Youtube channel now, as of course, I vlogged the whole thing. If not, feel free to follow me on any of those channels so you can keep up with where I am. It was a trip of a lifetime and such an eye-opener.

I came home from the trip with an awareness and inspiration towards spirituality, respect and wellness. I have this great urge to change my life for the better and live a more positive lifestyle, and it was all down to the people I met and the places, architecture and religion that I saw there.  I have so many more posts to come regarding my Japan trip, so stay tuned. I’ll be bringing you more outfits, places to eat and areas to visit.

This was a stop we made whilst in Tokyo. The Tsukiji fish markets sell $15 Million A DAY in fish. That isn’t a typo. The amount of fish coming in and out of that market every day is overwhelming, and it was brilliant to be able to walk around the building and experience a big part of Japanese culture. If I learned something from my week in Japan, it would be that fish really is the order of the day. And whilst I do love the Cod, Salmon or even tuna sashimi, it isn’t something I can stomach every day, personally. So whilst I ate as much as I could stomach, the Fish Markets did seem to put me off of fish for the following days. But it’s the reality of just how much we consume as humans, and how important the fish market is to the global economy. It was interesting to explore around the markets, and catch a glimpse of the creatures we have under our seas, and surprisingly the smell really wasn’t that bad, due to the freshness of the fish.

But whilst we were there, I took the chance to grab some amazing shots in the hustle and bustle, taken by the talented Craig Howes. His Instagram is a must follow if you love inspirational photography pages! I just love the way he captured the culture, versus my culture and my westernised style, with so much vibrancy. I have a lot more outfit shots coming up really soon as the backgrounds are too stunning not to post!

And, if you want to visit Japan as I did, then have a look at the Contiki Japan Unrivalled trip right here. You won’t regret it. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone who needs to tick Japan off of their Bucket List. You’ll see everything you’d hope to see!

Anyone lusting over a Japan trip? Have a watch of my vlog right below!

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