Sadly, today it is time to go back to reality, boarding the first leg of my flight home from Tokyo to Singapore. Taking to the skies, I get to see Mt Fuji (although the plane windows are dirty and smudgy and the photo shows it as a blob on the horizon) in the distance one [...]
There were a few things I didn't get to see on my last trip to Tokyo. So today I'm going to do the touristy thing and sum them all up in one Tokyo day tour and a night tour of Shibuya and Shinjuku. I manage to find the first tour meeting point at the [...]
Today I am taking time out to do something dear to my heart, something I didn't do enough of in Japan on my last visit...get out the credit card and go shopping! Shinjuku - get ready!The shops in Japan don't open until 10/11am, which is VERY late for someone like me. And unfortunately Monday seems [...]
This morning I leave Kyoto for Tokyo. I grab a taxi and head for Kyoto Station. Japanese taxis are a treat - immaculately clean with antimacassars on the headrests and chairs, the backdoor opens automatically for you and the drivers always get you to your destination safely. I'm way early, but I can sure fill [...]
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I last visited Japan in April 2010 to fulfil my birthday wish of "wanting to be surrounded by cherry blossoms" (oh, dear Aries child!). Thankfully my Mum indulged me and luckily she had always wanted to visit Japan. All the reports indicated it was going to be an early cherry blossom season that year. Meaning [...]