My daily hair routine: Developing a manageable mane at home

Sunday, 26 June 2016

My daily hair routine: Developing a manageable mane at home
Nants ingonyama bagithi baba~!*

*Literally translated to "Here comes a lion, Father". 

The start to the Lion King song, Circle of Life, plays as I come into the room. I used to live a life which reminded people of my lioness hairdo. Yes, my mane.



Will be sharing 2 routines with you today: my morning and night routine. But before we begin, I wish to share a little of my hair story.

This post will take some time. If you don't want to know my hair story (so sad!) then please scroll to the bottom where I share my hair routines.

Frizzy's the word

I was born with frizzy hair, like, extremely frizzy. And also an oily scalp. In Singapore, where the weather is hot and humid, oily scalps can only lament their fate, where they sweat on a regular basis, mixed with dust and dirt, blocking hair pores from breathing properly. They successfully lead you to obtain a result that leads to 'obstruction of hair growth'.

Wild Search for my 'Perfect' Hair Salon

There is no perfect hair salon. I have spent many years, finding a right hair salon for my hair, thinking that regular hair treatments would do my hair some good. To-date, I've spent thousands of dollars just to get a good cut for my face shape and make-pretend hair lusciousness.

To be honest, most of the hair salons I've been to, had helped in one way or another. But the quality of my hair has been far too damaged: what with hair dyes, perms, rebonding and all. Their treatments work, for people with superior hair genes.

A hairstylist once told me, "If I could just put you in the field, your hair would catch fire because it's exactly like dried grass." I kid you not. 

I ended up sitting through a 3-hour long hair intensive treatment that reverted my tresses to how it was, 2 days later. It helped, for 2 days. Costed me some $300.

Photos taken before year 2014.
How much was my highest spend in a hair salon? 

It was memorable, because I spent some $700, sat there for 6 hours and everything reverted to how it was before, after a couple of days (again!). $700 bought me a couple days of hair-piness. (Read: happiness. I'm sorry, couldn't help it)

In my secondary school days (aged 13 - 14), I have been the butt of my classmates' jokes. Manely (sorry, had to do that again) for my frizzy hair and unmanageable fringe, which led to me being called a cockroach as my fringe would hang like a cockroach's feelers from both sides of my face when my hair is being tied up.

My Rebonding Frenzy
Biggest mistake of my hair's life, probably. I was so frustrated, that in the year which I turned 15 years old, I went for hair rebonding at Jean Yip Hair Salon, which was my first ever hair salon.

My hair did not stop from reverting to its frizzy state, so every couple of months I went back for some rebonding again (that time, rebonding was very popular). In a year, I rebonded my hair no less than 8 times (so damaged). That caused some irreparable damage to my hair till today. Rebonding is evil to the hair, y'all.

That was my hair story. I have tried so many hair products, even purchased entire lines of hair products, but to no avail. The holy grail of many hair types, Mucota? Sorry, too mild!

Now, after many years of not giving up, I finally found my own method and mix of hair products. I also found ways to upkeep my hairdo and tame it, at least till it looks manageable.

A recent Japan trip photo, still showing my dry hair, but compared to the past, much more manageable!

Now, on to my hair routine. Are you ready? Let's go!

Pre-Routine Hair Tips:

Tip #1: Wash your hair only once a day. 
Don't wash it twice, even if you think it's oily. Ironically, your scalp is oily because it feels dry. The body's natural way of hydrating is to secrete more oil. Washing your hair too many times will sap the hydration off your scalp and make it produce more oil. You see the theory? I usually just wash my hair at the end of the day. Unless I participate in any morning exercises, if not I don't wash it twice.

Tip #2: Always comb through your wet hair to let dry.
I don't use any other combs as my damaged hair tangles so easily. I use a detangler comb, which my lovely aunt bought for me as a present. She knew I needed one! lol. The detangler comb minimises hair fall, which is common with hair that tangles badly.

Tip #3: Always let your hair dry naturally
Already your hair is damaged, what are you doing with a hair dryer?! Put that down! Unless necessary, I suggest you don't use hair-dryers at all, as much as possible. Remember the theory about not sapping moisture from your hair! If you absolutely have to blow-dry your hair, just make sure that you alternate between hot and cold air. What I do is to first use hot air (not too hot) to dry my scalp and then change to cold air. This will help dry your hair faster.

Tip #4: Leave your scalp alone
Before I begin, it is important that you know that you should not let any hair products touch your scalp (other than your shampoo or specific scalp products), as it could end up clogging your hair pores. Try not to even scratch your scalp if possible, as the bacteria from your fingernails could end up on it, or you could even end up hurting the scalp.


My Daily Morning Hair Routine: 
1. Comb through hair with a detangler comb.
2. Apply a hair serum / hair oil. Allow the serum / oil to sit for a couple of minutes.
3. Apply a hair protector before using any heat products.
4. Curl my hair with a curler. If you usually rebond your hair, you can do so as well.
5. After all curling is done, use a light oil to coat the hair ends.
6. As and when I require throughout the day / outdoors, I will spritz my hair with a light and fragrance hair mist to moisturise the hair ends. Only if you feel that your hair ends are very dry!

Recommended products for morning routine:
1. Detangler Comb:
Tangle Teezer (I know they are also selling this in Sephora, so you can check it out!)

2. Hair Serum / Hair Oil:
Mise En Scene Perfect Serum Original
Etude House's Silk Scarf Hologram Essence

3. Hair protector:
Etude House's Hot Style Heating Protector - I'm currently using this, so I'm just going to recommend it.

4. Your own curler / rebonding machine.

5. Light oil for finish:
Mise En Scene's Perfect Light Serum (this is their new formula, lighter and more fragrant than the original)
Moroccan Oil Treatment Light (this is extremely lightweight and moisturising, bought mine from Lacoco Hair Salon at Vivocity)
Marula's Light Hair Treatment & Styling Oil (can be purchased from Sephora stores)

6. Hair Mist:
Etude House's Silk Scarf Moist Hair Mist (this is not only fragrant but very light as well, on your hair and in your purse.)



My Daily Night Hair Routine: 
1. Shampoo hair with a good shampoo. Recently I try not to use anything with sulfates in it. 
2. Condition hair with hair rinse / conditioner, leave on for about 3 minutes and wash off.
3. Use a hair mask (yes, I use hair masks daily). Coat only the ends of your hair with the hair mask, use only the size of a 20-cent coin for all your ends. Usually, the hair mask requires that you wash it off. I don't. I leave it on, that's why I don't put so much. 
4. Dry your hair with a towel, but no rubbing! Just squeeze it dry lightly to ensure you don't 'bruise' your hair.
5. (Optional) Use a cleansing scalp serum to cleanse your scalp. This will help control oil secretion.
6. Comb through your hair and make sure there are no tangles. 
7. If you skip point #3, at this stage, you should put on a hair serum on the ends of your hair.

Recommended products for night routine:
1. Shampoo:
Loreal Sulfate Free Evercurl Hydracharge Shampoo (loved this shampoo, there are also others in the series which I will try soon. This contains a light coconut oil fragrance. Available for purchase in major supermarkets, Watsons and Guardian)
HASK Bamboo Oil / Charcoal Oil Shampoo (Sulfate free, so far had not disappointed. Conditioners are not strong enough though. Can be purchased from Guardian or Beautiful.Me. I got mine from Beautiful.Me)

2. Hair Rinse / conditioner: 
Kerasys Damage Clinic Rinse
Ferveor Multi-Plant Hair Solution Damage Clinic Care Rinse (I got these 2 items from British Essential)

3. Hair mask: 
Kerasys Nutritive Ampoule Treatment (you can use their conditioner, mask and ampoule for this, this is really good for an extremely affordable price) - (I also got this from British Essential)

5. Cleansing Scalp Product: 
PHS Hairscience ADV Purifying Tonic (I'm currently using the one called Oily Scalp Tonic, but this one looks exactly the same, except for the slight name difference. I got mine from their salon directly.)

6. Detangler comb: 
Tangle Teezer (I know they are also selling this in Sephora, so you can check it out!)

7. Hair serum: 
Mise En Scene Perfect Serum Original (this is the thicker, original formula. You can buy this online easily, I bought mine from Korea)
Rich Pure Luxury Rejuvenating Argan Oil Elixir
Kerastase Elixir Ultime (and finally, if you're feeling a little more expensive)

Of course, the list will always evolve, and I will not stop trying new products. I will update you again if I do. Anyhoo, this is my current hair care routine, which I think it's really better than going to the hair salon every week to have hair intensive treatments that only last a while.

That said, it's still important to visit your hair stylist every 2-3 months (at least) to trim your hair. If your hair ends are damaged, no matter how much you do the above steps, will not help that much as your hair is unable to absorb. With the routine above, I greatly improved the outlook of my tresses and thus am confident to share this with all of you.

One of my recent photos for an upcoming review. My black hair rocks. Haha.
For regular tresses: 
If your hair belongs to the more manageable type, you can also consider trying this method, which my best friend (who has awesome locks, btw) has shared with me.
1. After washing your hair, apply a mask of olive oil on your hair. Not too much, please. Just enough to coat your hair (from mid-point downwards). Still, no touching of scalp, too.
2. When you sleep, put a towel over your pillow and just rest through the night with the olive oil still working its efficacy on your hair.
3. Wash your hair as usual and dry it as you would.
4. Do this only 2 - 3 times each week. Not daily!

Olive oil: I got mine from Watsons. In fact, it's their own house brand's. This is specific for hair use. My friend got hers from Watsons as well, but she says hers cost only $2, because it's for general use (apply on body also can). *Jaw dropped* But you can go there and ask the staff where they keep their $2 olive oils. Lol.
One of the many better hair days experienced after I started this routine. Never-ending journey!
You don't need to spend so much just to take care of your hair, albeit still needing to make some effort on your part. That's the end of this post! 

My tresses are unfortunately still not perfect, however, my routine has greatly helped me in managing my hair / making it look more manageable than my frizzy hairdo!

This post has been one of my longest posts ever, but I do hope it has helped you in one way or another, or at least inspired you to take care of your hair better. :) 

My Hair Goals: 
- I would love to sport some ash blue hair colour some day. 
- Cut a nice bob!

Good luck and drop me a note to let me know how you're managing your own mane or what your own hair goals are!

Tokyo's first Virtual Reality Arcade centre, "VR Zone: Project I Can": Review

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Tokyo's first Virtual Reality Arcade centre, "VR Zone: Project I Can": Review
Yassss! Bandai Namco's virtual reality centre opened its doors from mid-April and will last until mid-October 2016. It was definitely a must-go for me as it fell nicely within my travel dates.

Before you visit, please make reservations via their website. I had a friend make the reservations for me online, to book the date and time. You will need a Japanese number to complete booking the session, though. However, they will not be calling the number at all unless, I'm guessing, you're a no-show.

Click here to make your online reservation!

Online reservations can be made up to 1 month in advance.

Once the online reservation has been successfully made, you receive an email from them with the booking number.

No payment need to be made at this time. For me, I printed out the email and booking reference, and brought it with me to the VR centre. Of course, you can also show them the email booking.
Once you enter, you will need to purchase a card for 300yen. This card will be used to top up your BANAcoins, which will be deducted from the card each time you enjoy a VR experience. (I figure that the naming of BANA coins came from the name combi of Bandai and Namco. ^-^) 

Note: No refund for the card or the BANAcoins!

Don't have enough coins? Hey hey hey, don't panic. This is Japan! They have thought it all out for you. Here's a coin changer, for all your coin changing needs.

Also, safely lock your bags in the lockers provided. On a side note, you'll notice that all photos taken in this post are using my handphone, as the camera was too cumbersome to lug around as I did my VR experience.

There is a time limit for entry to the VR centre, only 1.5 hours each session, to ensure others can try it out as well. Once the time is up, your card will no longer be able to top up and you will not be able to play the games.

There are a total of 6 VR experiences within the centre.

Fear of Heights Show: 
Rescue a cat on a thin wooden plank about 200m above the ground
Cost: 1000 yen.
Exp time: 7 minutes

Although many have said it was scary (especially to those who has fear of heights), my friend was totally not scared and finished it within 3 mins. Can't say it was scary for her, but she said it was fun. :)
My friend attempts to save the 'kitten'. She picked up the cat easy-breezy.

Sports Driving: 
No F1 driving in Singapore! Our roads are too small. Fulfill your F1 driver dream with this ride, complete with a 180 degree field vision from the driver's seat and a dome screen!
Cost: 700 yen.
Exp time: 14 minutes

Train Meister: 
Always wanted to know how it'll be like driving a public train? This experience will give you just that. You'll be the driver on the JR Yamanote Line, which is one of the busiest trains in Tokyo.
Cost: 700 yen.
Exp time: 9 minutes

Argyle Shift: 
Into the cockpit of a giant robot! You'll be fighting alongside a pretty AI Humanoid 'Eine', who awaits as your partner. She will sit with you throughout the ride! A fun mecha battle simulation where the both of you takes on another giant robot.
Cost: 700 yen.
Exp time: 7 minutes

May I also point out that the graphics for this VR mecha battle experience was put together by a production team that produced animes such as Tekken, Ghost in the Shell series, Mobile Suit Gundam 00 and Appleseed? From companies such as Bandai Namco Entertainment, Production I.G. and Sola Digital Arts!
2 photos (left) Argyle shift experience. Photo on the right - Ski rodeo experience

Ski Rodeo: 
Too scared to try the real thing? Now you can still get the experience skiing off a vast snow-covered mountain, with steep cliffs!
Cost: 700 yen.
Exp time: 6 minutes

Escape Ward:
Escape the ward! A horror game set in a giant abandoned hospital. A side note, I have never heard so many guys scream and shout together. Sorry I kept laughing at them, but their reaction was GOLD. LOL.
Cost: 800 yen.
Exp time: 9 minutes

There is also free wifi available (with password) within the VR centre. However, I didn't use it so I can't comment if it's good.

Retail therapy!
If you feel the need for retail therapy within the centre, they have a small corner for special items purchase (bags, etc) and also a purikura (photo booth) designed specially for your VR centre memories!
Purikura (Photo Booth)
Here's the trailer for the VR centre, if you'd like to get a feel of how it is:

After this VR experience, we got hungry and walked around the mall. Bumped into the EatYourKimchi (or well, EatYourSushi now) Youtubers, Simon and Martina, and took a photo with them. They were rushing for a recording session and was really nice to have stopped to take a photo with me.

Here's the photo!

If you want to visit the VR centre, do so quickly, at least before October comes!

VR Zone: Project I Can
Location: Diver City Tokyo Plaza (Odaiba), Level 3, 1-1-10 Aomi, 江東区 Tokyo 135-0064, Japan (東京都江東区青海 1-1-10ダイバーシティ東京プラザ3F)
Google Coordinates: 35.625074, 139.775538
Operating Hours: 10am to 9pm
Website: https://project-ican.com/

Régilait, French Milk Powder, is launched in Singapore!

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Régilait, French Milk Powder, is launched in Singapore!
French milk giant, Régilait, is finally here in Singapore! After its recent expansions in the Asian regions, 4 of their non-fat canned milk has made its way to shelves here in major supermarkets.

(Scroll to bottom of post to view Regilait's sale locations.)



What is Regilait? Simply put, its name, in French, literally means 'diet milk'. So, ackhem, ladies.

After 1.5years of going through strict product checking, the brand has been awarded the 'Healthier Choice' and 'Halal' certifications. May I also add that this brand of milk is also totally good for vegetarians to enjoy?

As Regilait is a French dairy cooperative, it controls the entire chain of milk production, from procurement at farms, to manufacturing of the final products. Its quality is assured.

While they have a wide range of milk products, only 4 types have come to Singapore for now. They are all non-fat and each have their own specific uses and target audiences.


Here are the 4 available milk types launched in Singapore since a month ago.

1. Regilait Calorie Reduced
This one is mainly targeted at those who are keeping to a strict calorie counting regime. It is best suited for diabetes or consumers with high cholesterol levels. Drinking this milk helps to restore a balanced diet, and best part - one glass (250ml) only has 89kcal!

2. Regilait Calcium Plus
This one is targeted at those who wants to build up strong bones, and still not pack on the love handles. Especially for ladies, we are more prone to osteoporosis than men. This formula is easily absorbed and becomes well fixed in the bone when consumed. Just drink 2 glasses (250ml each) of the fat-free Calcium Plus to meet daily calcium needs.

3. Regilait Multi-Vitamins
Stay awake and more energetic with this formula! There are 8 nutrients which are fortified within the milk formula, and contains vitamins A, D3, C, B1, B2, B6, B9, B12!

4. Regilait Low-Fat
This is a low-fat formula, which contrains 14% more calcium and 25% less saturated fat than a regular dried milk, while still preserving all the nutri-goodness of the milk. It's the one with the creamiest taste amongst the rest.

What I really liked about this brand of milk powder:

  1. It doesn't have a heavy milky taste, just nice for enjoyment.
  2. It is very convenient to prepare as the powder dissolves in water instantly (I saw it in front of my eyes), as it has gone through a unique granulation process. Regilait is the only milk company to obtain such a process. 
  3. It dissolves totally with a quick stir, in both hot or cold water.
  4. The milk powder is 100% real pure cow's milk with no fillers added, no maltodextrins, but yet doesn't let down on the proteins and nutritional values contained within.
  5. It does not curdle, staying true of its non-fat label.

During the media launch for this product, we were treated to a deeper understanding of the brand, bone nutrition and why drinking good milk is important, as well as shown a live cooking demo by Chef Lisa, who used the milk powder to whip up healthier delicacies like chicken curry, and banana, strawberry and chocolate milkshakes. We all could attest to the awesome taste. Too easy to make too!

I will be doing my own version and sharing the recipes with all in a separate post. Meanwhile, the milk is good to drink on its own as well!

Also, they prepared lots of goodies for us during the launch, so our tummies were well satisfied. :D
Lovely goodies we enjoyed before the event started!

How to make the milk:
1. Pour in about 250ml of cold or hot water in a glass / cup.
2. Take about 3 tablespoons (or 6 teaspoons) of the powder and put it on top of the water.
3. Give it a quick stir and it should dissolve entirely, ready for your consumption!


If you would like it slightly more 'creamy', like the off-the-shelves milk, perhaps you could add another 0.5 - 1 teaspoon of powder into the water.

The milk is best drank by everyone above 3 years old, as toddlers have specific needs which may not be best met by this milk.

Fairprice Finest Branches:

  • Bukit Timah Plaza
  • Marine Parade
  • Thomson Plaza
  • Clementi Mall
  • Junction 8
  • Zhongshan Park
  • Bedok Mall
  • Seletar Mall
  • Waterway Point
Cold Storage Branches:
  • Novena
  • United Square
  • Takashimaya
  • Plaza Singapura
  • Great World City
  • Bugis Junction
  • Kallang Leisure Park
  • One KM
  • West Mall
  • Causeway Point
  • North Point
  • Hougang
  • Serangoon NEX
  • Jelita
  • West Coast
  • Star Vista
  • Sime Darby
  • Parkway Parade

For more information on Regilait, visit their parent company's website at http://www.laita.com/en/produits-marques/fiche.php?id=128

Tsukiji Market: Sushisei, Marutake Tamago and other delicious eats!

Tsukiji Market: Sushisei, Marutake Tamago and other delicious eats!
Waking up early for this fish market and its auctions are never easy. that's why we didn't do so.
entrance to the market
One early morning (by early, i meant late, by Tsukiji  standards), we headed over to the popular fish market from the Tsukiji station. the current fish market is right smack between Tsukiji station and the Tsukiji shijo station. Well, I enjoyed the quick 3 minutes walk from the station to the market.

cute uncle in the octopus head gear even posed for me as i attempted to photograph him!

As it was summer, the fish market can be smelled across the road, whenever the wind blew in our direction. Or maybe just me, since I pretty much have a dog's nose.

It wasn't a stinging fish smell, so i was cool with it. The market is lined with so many stores, selling dried produce - like seaweed, nuts and more. seafood were available along the restaurants, and we've faith that they were all fresh.

If you're into buying seaweed as souvenirs, I would like to recommend this store to you, which is located near the market entrance. Just keep a lookout for the signboard as it could be quite hectic in there, with the hoards of people streaming in.


This store, above picture, has good service and sell a huge pack of seaweed for just 1000 yen (SGD$12). The seaweed goes very well with hot soup, as we verified with some samples they were giving out.


Along the way, I told a couple of vendors that I would be back to taste their food, only to let them down after I had my fill at a sushi restaurant, which I will be sharing about in a bit.

fresh uni
Grilled uni with crab meat



Grilled fish
We were there for Sushisei (main store in Tsukiji ), only to find that it was gonna be open only at 8.30am, which by fish market standards, is late. so we decided to route to the other side of the market just to check out the crazy popular 2 stalls that everyone we know swears by: Sushi dai and Daiwa sushi.

We were there at about 7am and still, people in the queue for the popular restaurants told us that they queued for 3 hours, only to get to a spot where they still had to wait for more than 20 groups in front of them to clear out. My inner hangry wasn't going to wait that long to get fresh fish. So, no go.

After all, the only thing that differs for sushi is their sushi rice, so if you're gonna just wanna have sashimi, get yours anywhere, where there is no queue.

I also wanted to get some grilled unagi (japanese eel) - and was unlucky to have gotten mine from a chinese-speaking store owner, who thought i didn't understand Mandarin.
bad, bad service. bad bad unagi.
He griped on how tourists (including me) only take photos of food but not buy them, not knowing that I already paid his colleague for some unagi. very rude. here's a photo of their stall. i was going to let it go and not mention how rude they were in this post, if their unagi was heavenly. but nope.
The unagi was served cold, despite having been 'heated' up in front of us, on the grill. I wonder how that happened but I'm never going back to his stall again.

On the other hand, we saw some awesome grilled uni (edible part of the sea urchin) along the way (the one we promised the stall vendor we would come back for it, but didn't).

It smelled so good, looked piping hot/warm and the Japanese stall vendor was very gracious about us taking photos of her delicious food. that's maximum confidence of their food, so i suggest you give their uni a try sometime. her store is just in front of ichiba-dori.

Next up, we had some tamago from the popular Marutake tamagoyaki and another stall, Yamachou matue.
Marutake Tamagoyaki
Popular marutake's tamago is sweet and comforting. sold warm and sweet. Really nice for a 100yen meal starter. We enjoyed this but decided against ordering a second one lest we can't try other foods in the market. This was really good. They also have another counter, just selling the frozen omelettes (with various flavours and ingredients) which locals or tourists can purchase back to heat up. But to be honest, eating there was still the best. This shop has 80 years of history, so eating from here, you can't go wrong.
Another tamago stall we did try was Yamachou matue. Yamachou's female owner owned a rbf (resting bitch face) but hey, we don't judge. I'm not a total witch so I'm not going to post her rbf here.
Rbf lady asked us if we wanted the sweet tamago or mild sweet tamago, and since we already had the sweet tamago from marutake, we decided to go with the mild sweet tamago. Also, she asked if we wanted to add some cold daikon (radish thingy) on top of the egg and we did. I think it'll taste even better without it, though.
Mild sweet tamago is no go, guys. When in japan, eat it sweet. Either way, the texture of the tamago was pretty nice so we were well satisfied.

Be sure to note that there are specified bins for the styrofoam and the wooden stick. Throw them in the right ones.
Above photo (bin for sticks only), below photo (for styrofoam only)
Finally, after all that dilly-dallying, it was finally time for sushisei. sushisei's story started more than a 100 years ago, so i was quite excited to try their sushi.

I was there 10 mins before 8.30am, and there were already people queueing up. Luckily, we were one of the first groups to arrive and we were assured a seat. We went up some crazy steep stairs to reach the second level, and we sat at the counter.
that concentration. sugoi-desu ne!
I don't pretend to be any fish expert, but the fish they served were indeed fresh. I poured some soy sauce and dipped a little onto my sushi before enjoying. Each sushi already came with wasabi in its midst, so be sure to inform them if you don't want any wasabi. However, I'm not sure if that might earn you some frowns, because i guess that's the way they enjoy their sushi.

We ordered the omakase (chef's sushi choices of the day. 3,600 yen), it came with 12 chef chosen sushi, and the chef would inform you when all have been served.


I also took the chance to order the chirashi special (1,542 yen) and we were served with thick and juicy slices of fish and salty roe on top of japanese rice. Mix them around lightly and enjoy. I should also mention that there's already a dollop of wasabi in the middle of the rice, so take note before you stir it up.

The chef was also busy preparing the fresh fish, slicing it up for later customers that would visit them that day. a thought flashed past my mind as he placed the huge slices of fish right in front of me, at the counter.

'What if i sneeze accidentally, or cough?'

GG lor.

Well. Since they have that level of trust in us, so I will ensure that I do not sneeze or cough into those slabs of fish for the sake of their business.

Be sure to visit the current market before they shift to the new site in (supposedly) November 2016.


Important note: please make sure you check the calendar for their open and close market dates, as we attempted to go on a day which is closed, and had to turn back. not knowing what to do, we visited shibuya for the shibuya crossing, stay tuned to the blog for what happened!

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Tsukiji fish market (before november 2016)
Location: 5 Chome-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
Google map coordinates: 35.66548,139.77066 (just copy and paste this into the Google search bar for the exact location!)
Website: http://www.tsukiji-market.or.jp/ (in japanese only, not that even i can read japanese, so the link is here just to annoy you.)

I kid. there's totally an english website, here it is: http://www.tsukiji-market.or.jp/tukiji_e.htm