Ohayou Japan! (autumn itinerary)
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Ohayou Japan! (autumn itinerary)

Japan has always been one of my dream countries to travel to and honestly, I fell in love with the place, the culture and the people. Tokyo has become one of my favorite cities in the world. It’s a fast paced modern city that still gives utmost importance to its traditional past. Here you can see palaces, shrines and museums amidst towering skyscrapers and modern buildings. Japan also has fantastic food –sushi, ramen, yakitori and a whole LOT more!

I was able to visit Tokyo twice and witnessed two beautiful seasons – autumn and winter. Here is the first part of my Japan trip – the table below is a detailed itinerary of my Tokyo trip during autumn (October).


Autumn itinerary:

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This is my attempt to provide you with a guide especially for first-time travelers to Japan. With so many sights to see and activities to do in Tokyo, this train map hopes to help you navigate the city to make the most out of your visit (hopefully you’ll fall in l❤️ve with Japan too!).

I highly suggest that you buy the JR Tokyo Wide pass. This pass provides unlimited travel on JR trains (including shinkansen and limited express trains, it’s the green circle on the map 🙂 ) and selected non-JR trains in the Kanto Region on three consecutive calendar days. This is only exclusive for use of non-Japanese passport holders.

 


Tokyo Skytree

Standing at 634 meters high, the Tokyo Skytree is the world’s tallest stand-alone communication tower.
Standing at 634 meters high, the Tokyo Skytree is the world’s tallest stand-alone communication tower.

 


Ginza


Shibuya


There are also lots of restaurants in Shibuya so be prepared for a tummy-filling adventure too.

 

 


Tsukiji Fish Market


Nakamise

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Leading to Sensoji Temple is Nakamise, a shopping street where Japanese souvenirs such as key chains, masks, swords, wooden toys, kimonos are on sale. There are also a lot of traditional local snacks sold along Nakamise.

 


Sensoji Temple

Located in Asakusa, Sensoji Temple is major Tokyo attraction for both Japanese and foreigners as it is Tokyo’s largest ancient Buddhist temple.
Located in Asakusa, Sensoji Temple is a major Tokyo attraction for both Japanese and foreigners as it is the city’s largest ancient Buddhist temple.


Harajuku

Takeshita-dori street, located in Harajuku is famous for street fashion.
Takeshita-dori street, located in Harajuku is famous for street fashion.
Make sure to visit on a Sunday afternoon, it gets pretty crowded but you’re assured to see a lot of teenagers dressed in costumes to look like their favorite anime characters (cosplay).
Make sure to visit on a Sunday afternoon, it gets pretty crowded but you’re assured to see a lot of teenagers dressed in costumes to look like their favorite anime characters (cosplay).


Mt. Fuji

 

Such pretty autumn leaves!
Such pretty autumn leaves!

 

Most of the time Mr. Mt. Fuji is hiding beneath the clouds, we were lucky to see Mt. Fuji when we were at the 5th station.
Most of the time Mr. Mt. Fuji is hiding beneath the clouds, we were lucky to see Mt. Fuji when we were at the 5th station.

 

There’s a small post office located near the restaurant, be sure to send a snail mail back home – it’s a wonderful souvenir!
There’s a small post office located near the restaurant, be sure to send a snail mail back home – it’s a wonderful souvenir!


Hitachi Seaside Park

One of the most amazing sites for viewing flowers is at Hitachi Seaside Park. Kochia (burning bush) were in full bloom during my visit in October (autumn in Japan).
One of the most amazing sites for viewing flowers is at Hitachi Seaside Park. Kochia (burning bush) were in full bloom during my visit in October (autumn).

 

There’s also a biking trail in the park. Well, as you can see, I can’t ride a bike. I tried for a good 5 minutes and I ended up riding the service to the end of the park. =) #FAIL
There’s also a biking trail in the park. Well, as you can see, I can’t ride a bike. I tried for a good 5 minutes and I ended up riding the service to the end of the park. =) #FAIL

 

It was an incredible site to see – seems like a fairy tale coming true!
It was an incredible site to see – seems like a fairy tale coming true!

Still want more of Japan? Watch out for my Tokyo adventure during winter on the next blog post! 🙂

 

 

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