Today we headed to Asakusa. As soon as we got of the metro I fell completely in love. I felt like I’d stepped into a Studio Ghibli movie. We walked through the most amazing market stalls packed with lovely trinkets and food. After the market place there is a beautiful shrine with a huge lantern … More Tokyo Day 8 – Asakusa Markets, Hanayashiki theme park & Totoro cream puffs
After a hectic week and a lot of early starts our bodies seemed to be adjusting to the time difference and we managed to have a bit of a lie in. Feeling refreshed we headed out for some retail therapy (much to my boyfriend’s excitement). I love all things Kawaii, Sanrio, Pokémon and Studio Ghibli … More Tokyo Day 7 – Character Street, not so rainbow bridge & a show in Roppongi
The first stop today was Chiyoda, I had read that the Cherry Blossoms in Chiyoda are definitely worth a visit, especially the ones in and surrounding the Imperial Palace. We arrived in Chiyoda and headed towards the Palace grounds. The streets were lined with Cherry Blossom trees. As we headed to the Imperial Gardens we … More Tokyo Day 6 – Imperial Gardens & food with a face
Today we went in search of more Cherry Blossoms. Today’s Cherry Blossom stop was Shinjuku Gyoen. The Blossoms were absolutely stunning, Shinjuku Gyoen is such a beautiful place, especially the traditional Japanese Garden. The pink blossoms really stood out between the lush green bushes and trees. After a morning in the gardens, we ventured into … More Tokyo Day 5 – In search of Cherry Blossoms!
Today I woke up very excited, Harajuku is one of the areas in Japan I was looking forward to the most. I couldn’t wait to look round the shops and more importantly eat at the Kawaii Monster Café. We arrived in Harajuku and began the day with a walk around the Meiji-Jingu Shrine. It was … More Tokyo Day 4 – Kawaii Monster’s and we shopped till we dropped in Harajuku
Feeling slightly more rested we got ready for another day of exploring. Today we went to Ueno Park where the cherry blossoms were starting to bloom. It was quite busy in the park as lots of people were having (Hanami) parties under the cherry blossom trees. It was gorgeous to see. We came across a boating lake where … More Tokyo Day 3 – Giant Pandas, High Rise Shopping, Crazy Maid Cafes & Extreme Gamers
After a night of broken sleep with jet lag set nicely in, we woke up ready to face the day (ish). We had a nice leisurely morning and went for a walk through Shiba Park. We visited the Zojoji Temple which was beautiful. As we approached the temple there was a ceremony in progress (when … More Tokyo Day 2 – Shiba Park, Shrines, Sushi & Sea Disney