Tokyo Drift…

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!

You can find this giant robot in Diver City, Odaiba, Tokyo

You can find this giant robot in Diver City, Odaiba

Rainbow Bridge taken at night.

Rainbow Bridge taken at night.

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. 🙂

Lots of Cherry Blossom (Sakura) trees in this place

Lots of Cherry Blossom (Sakura) trees can be found in Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden (Note: Admission ticket  is Y200)

This beautiful place in the heart of the city.

Walking towards Meiji Shrine

Walking towards Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine

Before entering and afterwards…

Meiji Shrine

Entrance to the Shrine

Inside Meiji Shrine

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.

Shibuya Crossing at night

 

The tallest structure in Japan. Admission tickets: Adult - Y2,060 / Kids - Y930

Tokyo Sky Tree – the tallest structure in Japan with a High Speed Elevator to the viewing deck. Admission tickets: Adult – Y2,060 / Kids – Y930

Night time in Tokyo viewed from the top!

Night time in Tokyo viewed from the top of the Sky Tree!

Kilometer Zero landmark and bridge in Nihonbashi

Kilometer Zero landmark and bridge in Nihonbashi

Imperial Palace East Garden. You can't even see the Imperial Palace from this vast amount of space in the heart of Tokyo

Imperial Palace East Garden. This is the only place we can go in and it’s for free! You can’t see the Imperial Palace from this vast amount of space in the heart of Tokyo because this is only the perimeter.

 

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

xoxo,

the traveling KANGaroo

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