As it reads on Wikipedia, Shibuya is “known as one of the fashion centers of Japan, particularly for young people, and as a major nightlife area”. We didn’t get to spend a lot of time there, but we did get … Continue reading →
When we left the busy Ikebukuro subway station, we found ourselves right in center of the district. We visited, Sunshine City which contained a Toyota showroom (with car model brands we’ve never heard of before!) and Sunshine 60, one of … Continue reading →
We visited the Tokyo Imperial Palace in Chiyoda. The main attractions were the beautiful gardens, serene lakes, and spacious landscapes. Honestly, the pictures alone don’t express the delight we felt when we were there.
We went on a guided tour to see the famous Fuji Mountain. We didn’t climb it, but the view alone was very fulfilling. Despite the high altitude and thinner air, breathing felt quite refreshing. For the second part of the … Continue reading →
Roppongi is a small district in Japan famous for its night life. Soon after you leave the train station, you’ll find yourself at the famous, Roppongi Hills area that encompasses several shops and restaurants as well as a movie theater.
Nikko is a beautiful quiet mountain city in Japan. We had to take an hour-long uphill train ride from Tokyo to reach it. The main attractions are the large shrine, temples and the Samurai festivals, but what I loved the … Continue reading →
Soon after leaving the Ueno train station, we encountered the Ameyoko market. I found it surprising that they served kabab there. Later, we visited the beautiful Ueno Park, “the oldest and largest park in the city” and saw the Grand … Continue reading →