Tsukiji Fish Market – Life & Thyme

Have you guys heard of Life&Thyme? It’s an online magazine (and hopefully soon to be print – more on that below…) focused on food culture and filled with stunning photography. A couple of weeks ago I was honored to be able to share my photo essay from my trip to Tsukiji Fish Market on Life & Thyme. I hope you all take a moment to check it out! Life and Thyme has become a site that I love
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Nagano, Japan | Snow Monkey Park

without a doubt the most memorable and amazing experience in japan was seeing the snow monkeys in nagano. the morning started off a little rough, we got little sleep because we woke up early to head to the tsujiki fish market, right after we left the market we took a three hour train ride to nagano. the weather in nagano was much colder, and it had been raining – we arrived in the late afternoon hungry but determined
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Kyoto, Japan [Part Two]

we had some tasty udon right before we visited the kiyomizu-dera temple – the temple was heavily crowded (on a thursday), which was a bit of a disappointment, but it was a great view of the city. i know people love kyoto for the temples and shrines but my favorite part was nishiki market! lots and lots of food, more so groceries than a street food type of market. some of the vendors let you sample their food
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Kyoto, Japan [Part One]

kyoto was a beautiful city, i had heard so many great things about it from friends and got some awesome travel tips from jeanine. i really enjoyed the contrast of roaming around kyoto versus the crowded streets of tokyo. there are so many temples and shrines in kyoto it was impossible to see them all while we were there. here are some pictures from our visit to the fushimi inari-taisha shrine and walking around the streets of kyoto.
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Osaka, Japan | Yamazaki Distillery

if you know me personally you’ll know that i don’t drink, but when all your travel buddies are excited about yamazaki whisky we had to make a trip to the distillery. while the tour itself wasn’t that exciting (they provided english translator headsets but the audio was much longer than the physical tour itself) it was a beautiful space that i loved photographing. PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG
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Tokyo, Japan [Part Two]

you can’t be a food lover and not visit the tsukiji fish market right? my friends and i woke up at 4am to check this out, although i have to admit i was a little disappointed because you don’t get a whole lot of information from the tuna auction. however it was still a sight to see. we ate at daiwa sushi afterwards, it was probably the best i’ve ever had. all of us (and pretty much everyone
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Tokyo, Japan [Part One]

i can’t believe its been over a month since i left for japan and taiwan. it was such an amazing trip, i don’t even know where to begin! japan was absolutely amazing, i really wish i was able to spend more time there, note to future japan travelers 10 days is not enough! i was drawn to the people, the food (not surprisingly) and their efficiency. i’ll be sharing a few pictures from my trip over the next
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