Because a friend is going to Tokyo, Japan for the first time soon and I so badly want to go back, I will just reminisce on the places we’ve visited there. Just a glimpse and a bit of recommendation. I hope you’ll enjoy your trip as much as we did!
Tokyo is huge and each place has something to offer. There’s Gundam in Odaiba. Tokyo Sky Tree in Sumida. Imperial Palace in Chiyoda. Sensoji buddhist temple in Asakusa. Meiji Shrine, the famous Shibuya Crossing and the equally famous dog Hachiko monument in Shibuya. Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden which is a popular park for Sakura in Shinjuku. Harajuku area for trendy stuff. Kilometer Zero milestone in Nihonbashi. Tokyo Disneyland in Urayasu. Tsukiji Market. Akihabara for electronics and toys. Ginza for high end shopping (which I didn’t do because I don’t have a budget for it!.. ha!ha!) and a lot more that I will still explore and discover on my next trip. See, I plan to go back. 🙂
We explored Tokyo mostly by walking. We rode the train to the place we wanted to explore for the day and from there we walked from one place to another. I’ve no idea how many miles we’ve explored on foot but boy did our feet hurt! So my advice, use sturdy and comfortable footwear at all times.
I’ll post more of where our itchy feet took us in the coming days. But if you want more information, tips and recommendation for your Japan trip you might want to visit the site that has helped us a lot: http://www.japan-guide.com
the traveling KANGaroo