Tokyo Photo Diary: Part 2

Wednesday, 18 April 2012


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1: Shibuya. If you thought Shinjuku was big and busy, a very short subway ride away is Shibuya which is just insane. Here you'll find absolutely everything from designer shops to green spaces, and I got lost about three times trying to find a second-hand record shop (which I did eventually and it was awesome, called Recofan).

2: Hachiko statue at Shibuya Station. Read any travel book on Japan and you'll come across the heart warming but sad story of Haciko, the loyal Akita who waited for his owner outside Shibuya Station. A statue to this loyal dog attracts a lot of tourists.

3-5: Harajuku. You've probably heard of Harajuku in popular culture thanks to Gwen Stefani. It's this tiny hub of crazy/cool and is where teenagers flock to pick up the latest trends and fashions. If you go on a Sunday, they have a very cool vintage flea market and you're likely to see local kids dressed up in outrageous clothes.

6-9: Rikugi-en Garden in Bunkyō-ku. Tokyo has many gardens and parks to visit, but one of the most mesmerising ones is called Rikugi-en. Breathtakingly beautiful. You can spend a whole day here just walking around and admiring the views.

10 & 11: Rainbow Bridge, Odaiba. For something a little different, you can walk along the Rainbow Bridge and take in the views across Tokyo Bay Harbour. At night it's all lit up with different coloured lights.

12-14: Asakusa. Another interesting area is called Asakusa and here you'll find a 'Kaminarimon' or 'Thunder Gate' which is one of the entrances to the famous Sensō-ji temple. If you're in Tokyo on the 8th April, Asakusa is a great place to celebrate one of the Buddha's Birthdays and it's here that you can pick up all manner of traditional Japanese arts and crafts, as well as various trinkets and gifts.

15: Me at Shinjuku Gyoen.

Other places I briefly visited in Tokyo include Ginza, Roppongi and Shinbashi. It's so hard to fit everything you want to do and see in 14 days but I'm happy with what I managed to accomplish and had a fantastic time. Would definitely like to return at some point in the future, and would love to visit more of Japan!
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22 comments

  1. I love your photos! Looks like you had a fabby trip x

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  2. Did you see the cats and the tortoise in Shinjuku Gyoen? I love that place sooo much! So calming.xx

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    1. I saw a big tortoise but sadly no cats. I LOVED Shinjuku Gyoen, if I lived in Shinjuku I would go there everyday :) xx

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  3. Again, lovely photos! The gardens look so beautiful and tranquil x

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    1. They are stunning to see, everything is kept so immaculate and tidy too, amazing place!

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  4. I'm so jealous you are in Tokyo. There makeup is so cheap and skincare. I recommend you buy Dollywink Felt tip liner. Must be so cheap there!

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    1. Their makeup and skincare ranges are amazing, I was so pleased by the brands they have! I picked up some Dollywink goodies for friends and wished I'd bought some for myself now. Will be posting a Japanese beauty makeup giveaway later today :)

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    2. yey! I thought you was still there, was going to ask for you to pick up some dollywinks and id pay you cos its super super cheap out there!

      entered the giveaway so excited!!
      xx

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    3. ah! i'm hoping to go back in the near future so i'll be sure to pick you some up! xx

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  5. wow everything looks so amazing totally jealous haha xD

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    1. it is an amazing place, so much to see and do :)

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  6. soooo jealous!!! I want to visit Japan so bad and my husband is also obsessed with Tokyo. we have to go, basically!! ;) Beautiful photos and great report, Im taking notes for when we'll go eventually :) xx

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    1. you'll love it, there's so much to see and do and everyone is so polite out there :) xx

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  7. Stunning photos - looks like you had an amazing trip! xx

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  8. Amazing photos! I spent 3 weeks in Tokyo when I was 4 but I would love to go back! :)

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    1. it's so cool, i wanna go back already! x

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  9. i would love to go to Tokyo it just looks amazing and full of culture lol
    i love your blog its great just my style
    im new to all this blogging but really enjoying it so far
    come take a look and maybe even a follow lol

    http://everydaylifeofanorinarygirl.blogspot.co.uk/

    Much Love
    Emmylou x

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  10. I'd love to go to Tokyo, one of my top 10 places to visit.
    Your photo's are great!

    http://lucyywrites01.blogspot.com
    Lucy
    x

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    1. thanks! it had been on my to-go list for ages, so happy i managed to save up and visit! x

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