It’s the time of the year. Spring is here which means Sakura season. Glad I managed to catch it this year unlike my first Spring visit to Tokyo when I was a month too early for the cherry blossom season. We caught a red-eye flight to Tokyo and were welcomed by the beautiful cherry blossoms.
If Japan is not on your list of countries to visit, perhaps is time to put it there. I have been transiting at the Narita Airport multiple times over the years on my way to the US and only stepped out of the airport into Tokyo in February 2016. It was my first visit to Tokyo
When I read about this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme is Chaos, I thought of Shibuya intersection. Looking at the photos, the intersection may seem chaotic but everyone is crossing the road in an orderly manner except for a few tourists here and there, myself included, who stopped in the middle of the intersection to take pictures.
The day’s itinerary was to Meiji Shrine, Harajuku and spent the rest of the afternoon at Shibuya. It was almost like a shopping day. Our first stop of the day was Meiji Shrine (明治神宮, Meiji Jingū) located next to the Harajuku Station. The shrine was completed and dedicated to Emperor Meiji and the Empress Shoken in 1920,
On our day two at Tokyo, after a cup of coffee at the hotel room, we walked to Ginza Station, five minutes’ walk from the hotel we were staying. We took the Tokyo Metro Ginza Line to Asakusa (浅草) station. Asakusa is the centre of Tokyo’s shitamachi (literally “low city”), one of Tokyo’s districts, where
Tsukiji Fish Market (Tsukiji Shijō) was our first destination as it was just 10-minutes’ walk from the hotel we stayed at. We were too tired to brave the early morning to watch the bidding, still, we managed to immerse ourselves by walking around the market and trying the freshly cooked seafood. All the seafood looked super
I was in Tokyo for vacation in Spring, after Lunar New Year. The weather was cool and comfortable though it was a bit early to see cherry blossom. Glad we went, any later, this trip may not have happened due to crazy business travel schedule. We finally stepped out of Narita Airport Terminal 1 to