Our Last Day in Tokyo: Odaiba

On the last day of our trip, I had mixed emotions – excited by the prospect of seeing family and friends again, but sad that nine days had already passed and we had only scratched the surface of the city. I was actually prepared to drop Odaiba from our itinerary (with…

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Views of Tokyo: Tokyo Tower

Views of Tokyo: Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower could easily be considered a day trip in itself; the building and surrounding area have a lot to offer.  The foot of … View Post
Hiking Mt. Takao

Hiking Mt. Takao

I’ve always wanted to hike up a mountain.  It’s been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember.  So, … View Post
The Imperial Palace and Tokyo Skytree

The Imperial Palace and Tokyo Skytree

We didn’t get lost often in Toyko, but the moment we stepped out of Tokyo Station we were disorientated.  Having set off in … View Post
A Day in Akihabara and Asakusa

A Day in Akihabara and Asakusa

One of the things I was most looking forward to in Tokyo was Akihabara. Having heard it referred to as Electric Town, I was … View Post
Pandas, Polar Bears and Cherry Blossom: Exploring Ueno

Pandas, Polar Bears and Cherry Blossom: Exploring Ueno

This is the first of a number of posts about my experiences in Tokyo from March to April this year, during the beautiful cherry … View Post
10 Days in Tokyo: Touchdown!

10 Days in Tokyo: Touchdown!

I’ve just reached Tokyo! I’ve been anticipating this trip for so many months now, and I can’t believe it has finally … View Post