Arriving in Japan was a dream come true. The excitement was built up when we purchased cheap flight tickets (c/o of Hong Kong Express - booking a year in advance!) and an AirBnB suite that was in the center of it all - Shibuya. As planning started a year before going on this trip (this past month), I didn't do much of the planning until the summer since I had other trips to plan this past year (ex. Thailand, Shanghai, weekend trips to Macau, Guangzhou... etc.). I left my friend, E, quite frustrated as I wasn't very responsive in planning the trip. The time difference also didn't help!
When E and I finally met up to discuss this trip, we were only one week away from flying there! I was quite anxious as we didn't have any solid plans. (Note to future travellers: You actually don't really need plans in Tokyo - just explore, see the tourist destinations and get lost in the city!)
We stayed in Tokyo for 5 days, so if you're reading this and staying for longer or less, you can add or take out more of the tourist attractions!
Here are some of the things that we did:
1. Meiji Shrine
2. Sensoji Temple
[Unique shopping area for trinkets and see Japanese girls in extravagant outfits (reference to the Harajuku girls in Gwen Stefani's music videos)]
(Shopping, eating, transit central - Best area to explore and walk around if you have extra time to kill - food places are everywhere, coffee shops, brand name stores, small boutique stores... etc.)
xx. to be continued.
, by cee