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
We arrived in Haneda Airport after a very long journey. There are 2 airports you can fly to with easy access to Tokyo; Haneda or Narita. Narita is generally the most popular airport to fly to when traveling to Tokyo. However, we opted to fly to Haneda as it was closer to where we were … More Tokyo Day 1 – Tokyo Tower, what a view!
I have just returned from my most recent travels to Tokyo Japan and wow, what an amazing place. I have been itching to visit Japan for a while now, I love Japanese Anime, the films of studio Ghibli, and all things Kawaii. I also wanted to see some of the Buddhist Temples, Shrines and of … More Tokyo, Japan – The Shiniest place I have ever been!