A few weeks ago I was exploring the beautiful country of Japan. I say a few weeks but my mind still thinks that I’m there holidaying it up but then the weather hits me here in Sydney and I realise that I’m definitely not in Tokyo anymore.
My Tokyo trip was pretty spontaneous and with a whole lot of annual leave saved up and a friend to go with, we literally booked our flights 2 weeks before departure and spent 6 of the shortest days there. FYI, a week is definitely not enough.
As much as I wish that I could have all 700 photos that I took up on this blog, I think one picture a day can recap everything we did.
Asakusa sensoji temple
Most of our trip wasn’t planned and that’s definitely unlike me to go into something without a plan. I went with the flow of things and I was surprisingly really lucky to stumble upon a few amazing places like this temple. We spent the first day exploring the city of Asakusa and later visited the Tokyo Skytree.
I was really hoping that this was some amazing outdoor tower where I could freeze my face off considering it was 0 degrees that day, but have no fear, it was all inside and pretty difficult to get a picture with there being so many people. Nonetheless, the view from it was amazing!
On our second day we of course had to do a tour at Mt. Fuji. It was such great weather and I’m so thankful I was able to see it. Surprisingly not that cold there. It was around 6 degrees at the time and super sunny.
Our tour lasted the whole day. It was a 2 hour coach ride from Tokyo, but it was such an interactive tour that time flew by. We took Sunrise tours if anybody was curious. Although, I was still pretty hungry after the lunch that was provided.
The third day was my absolute favourite. Disneyland and DisneySea completely made my trip to Tokyo! We walked through the gates into DisneySea at 8 in the morning and stayed there until 6. From 6 we headed to DisneyLand, but if I could do it again, I would definitely do a 2 day pass. Disney Sea I heard was a lot more for adults and I think that’s what tempted us to go there first. They have a huge obsession with Minnie Mouse that I went a little bit crazy when I bought my Minnie bow.
Tokyo Disney land
Day four we visited Shibuya and of course had to take a picture of Hachiko statue and walk the Shibuya crossing.
We also stumbled upon Alice in a Dancing Land cafe. I was way too excited when I saw it. Such a cute little spot for a catch up with the girls, but the ambience really makes you feel like you’re in Alice’s Wonderland.
Alice in a Dancing Land
dessert after an amazing carbonara pasta
Later that day we headed to Robot restaurant in Shinjuku. There is only one word that can describe it and that is WOW! It is definitely nothing like you’ve seen before
Day five, we explored the Meiji Shrine and then spent most of the day in Harajuku where I bought the prettiest kimono jacket.
Entrance to Meiji Shrine
We later explored Ueno. There’s a really beautiful park and we kind of just walked for hours.
On our last day we had to go crazy with shopping. My friend Rio who lives in Japan took us to Odaiba. It was so good to see her but I’m so thankful I got to spend my last day in Tokyo with her.
I have no idea what this robot represents
We’re in New York, but still in Tokyo
Probably also had the best last meal in Japan as well
I absolutely loved my Japan trip and I definitely recommend that people go there. I loved how cold it was there and if you follow me on Instagram you would have seen how crazy I went in terms of makeup shopping. The food is on another level and I’m so happy and thankful I got to experience it. Here’s hoping I get to go again.
Let me know if you enjoyed my pictures and even if you’ve been to Japan. I’d love to hear stories and until next time..
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