Just Me in Japan – Tokyo Day Tour

Tuesday 27 November 2012   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…

Just Me in Japan – Taking to the Shops in Tokyo

Monday 27 November 2012 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…

Just Me in Japan – Tokyo Lights

Sunday 25 November 2012This 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…

Surrounded by Sakura

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…

Shinkansen, Geisha & Me

Flights? Check! Accommodation in Narita for my first night? Check! Accommodation in Kyoto?  Check!  Accommodation in Tokyo? Check (red light district seems suitable for a single female traveller – right???). It’s all coming together. I know what I want to do and where I want to stay.  But I’ve never travelled by myself and I…