Day 16: Post-China Adventure – Tokyo
I woke up and checked out of my hostel before heading to the Tsukiji Fish Market. It is the largest fish market in the world and is known for the famous tuna auction that happens every morning before the subways start running!
After the fish market, I went back to Asakusa for some last minute souvenir shopping and to grab a final snack before heading to the airport. I had a sweet potato mochi which is essentially a rice paste dumpling with sweet potato on the inside. It was delicious! Then, I went back to my hostel, grabbed my bags & headed to the airport.
While waiting for my flight, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit Tokyo and the whole airport shook. They shut everything down for a half hour to confirm the infrastructure was safe before resuming normal activities. My flight left on time and I actually gained an hour by the time I landed in New York because I crossed the international date line!