Category: Tokyo

Tsukiji Market

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The biggest fish market in the world is closing down in 2013 and will be relocating and will open in 2014. So, this was my chance to see it for the last time as it had been for the past 78 years.

 

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DisneySea Tokyo

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Tokyo Disneyland Resort is accessible through the JR Keiyo Line or JR Musashino Line. From Tokyo Station, it takes about 15 minutes until you reach the stop at Maihama. For more information about transport and how to get there, you can click here.

 

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Shibuya

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Shibuya is a shopping district but the crosswalk is made popular by the Sophia Coppola movie Lost in Translation. Also, if you watched Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and if you stayed after the credits on Fast 6, the Shibuya crosswalk was also featured.

 

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Akihabara

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Akihabara or Electric Town is know for streets lined up selling electronics. It is accessible through the JR Akihabara Station.

 

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Harajuku

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After walking around the Meiji shrine, we had to check out Harajuku since we were already there.

 

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Meiji Shrine

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Meiji Shrine or Meiji Jingu in Japanese is located in Shibuya Tokyo. It’s actually just around the corner from the JR Harajuku station. It’s a shrine dedicated to deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife. It’s probably the only shrine we went to in Tokyo since we went to a lot in Kyoto.

 

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Tokyo Ramen Street

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So while waiting before we can check in at our hotel, we headed out to Tokyo Station to find the Tokyo Ramen Street where there is also the Tokyo Okashi Land and the Tokyo Character Street alongside it. Tokyo Station is huge! Good thing there were Tourist Information Offices where we can ask around to make sure we were headed on the right direction.

 

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Hotel Nihonbashi Tokyo

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I found Hotel Nihobashi while browsing for accommodations in Tokyo on www.booking.com. Then I looked at the reviews and found that they were favorable mainly because of the location and the price.

 

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Overnight bus from Kyoto to Tokyo through Willer Express

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As I was looking for options on how to economize this trip, I came across the idea of taking the overnight bus from Kyoto to Tokyo through Willer Express instead of taking the very expensive Shinkansen for around 5000 pesos. The bus on the other hand is half the price at 2000 pesos and we get to save on one night accommodation too. I chose Willer Express because of their really comprehensive and helpful website. We actually bought our tickets online two days before our departure thanks to the advice of my cousin. They were coming from Tokyo going to Kyoto but the tickets ran out so they had no choice but to take the bullet train. I was planning to buy it the night before. ^_^’

 

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