And finally, Tokyo

Wow, this was a long time in coming. I apologize for the lack of posts lately and for this one being so late. Work in December and January has been insane and has only just started to normalize. I have another busy weekend coming up, so I wanted to share this post before things get too hectic.

I only spent a couple of days and nights in Tokyo this trip. The photos below are from a few places. I walked through Yoyogi park and checked out Meiji Shrine. I also spent some time in the Harajuku area. I walked through Takeshita street and found a quiet shrine a few minutes away. I wandered through the Omotesando area and through various neighbourhoods. I also walked around near Shibuya station to see Hachiko and the famous Shibuya scramble crossing. There are also quite a few pictures from the Asakusa area, my favourite go-to place!

I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week and a great weekend!! I’ll try to be posting on a more regular schedule once this weekend is over.

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Adventures in Japan – Part 2

 

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Day 3 

It was another overcast day. I grabbed an umbrella on my way out and walked to the train station. I arrived at Shibuya Station around 11 AM (after a 40 minute ride) and walked around to find the Hachiko statue. I walked across the famous Shibuya Crossing and did some window shopping at Shibuya 109. Then ventured out into the surrounding area, grabbed a coffee, and explored lots of cute shops. Shibuya is extremely busy even when it’s raining. Sidewalks were packed and a ceiling of umbrellas bobbed overhead. I headed back to Asakusa a bit early for dinner and to unwind.

Day 4

Harajuku is well known for it’s cute, quirky, and unique shops and fashion. I took the train to the Omotesando Station and started my day at Tokyu Plaza. It houses several shops, cafes, and a Starbucks with a unique outdoor seating area. I then walked to Takeshita Street to explore all the unique shops and adorable cafes. The atmosphere is quite unique and I definitely recommend checking it out. I had a quick lunch, then walked around Yoyogi park, which is also quite close. I stayed in the area until after the evening rush, hanging out at a coffee shop overlooking a busy street and people watching.

Day 5

I headed to Akihabara a bit early, right after the morning rush had ended. Huge signs and billboards advertise anime, video games, and maid cafes, so it’s an easy place to find. I browsed a few shops and tried my hand at gashapon. It’s a fun place to explore, especially if you’re a bit nerdy/geeky like me. Then it was time for lunch. I stopped at Tokyo Station for a delicious lunch of gluten free ramen at Soranoiro (at Tokyo Station Ramen Street), which I totally recommend. Then I walked over to the Imperial Palace, making it just in time to tour the Imperial Palace and grounds before closing time. The rain held off, making this afternoon one of the most enjoyable so far.

How’s your day going?