A Last Minute Tokyo Trip

It was a planned trip to Seoul as I missed out all the touristy visit during the last trip there. All thanks to this…..IMG_2540

Back to the topic, it did not turn out as planned. Due to the MERS outbreak in Seoul, we decided to visit Tokyo instead. My first trip to Japan – YEAH!

There are some of the places which I visited for my 4 days trip:

1) Asakusa

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How to get there

Asakusa is served by the Ginza Subway Line, Asakusa Subway Line, Tsukuba Express and Tobu Railways. It can also be accessed by the Tokyo Water Bus.

2) Ginza

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There is a FANCL and a huge Uniqlo here. This definitely caused some damage to my wallet.

How to get there

The most convenient stations for accessing the Ginza district are Ginza Station on the Hibiya, Marunouchi and Ginza Subway Lines and Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line and Yurakucho Subway Line.

3) Meiji Shrine

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This is my favourite attraction. The temple is located in the city area but it still remains its quietness and calmness. I especially enjoyed the walk leading into the temple. There are  approximately 100,000 trees planted to make up Meiji Jingu’s forest.

How to get there

The approach to Meiji Shrine starts a few steps from Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote Line or Meiji-jingu-mae Station on the Chiyoda and Fukutoshin Subway Lines.

4) Shinjuku

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One of the shopping district. Lots of things to buy from here, especially from the drug stores and lots of good food around. Remember to catch a glimpse of Godzilla here.

How to get there 

Shinjuku Station is Japan’s busiest railway station, served by about a dozen railway lines, including the JR Yamanote Line.

5) Tokyo Disney Sea

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This is the 3rd Disney theme park that I visited. I think I will enjoy it more if I can understand more Japanese. We skipped most of the talk shows as we totally had no clues what was going on while people around us was laughing happily 😦

How to get there

From Maihama Station, take the Disney Resort Monorail to Tokyo Disney Sea Station (10 minutes, 260 yen). Alternatively, you can walk to the park from Maihama Station in about 20 minutes.

6) Harajuku and Shibuya 

Another 2 shopping districts, and I forgot to take photos. But do go and take a look and immerse yourself in the Japanese shopping culture.

 How to get there

Harajuku Station is a station on the JR Yamanote Line, two stations south of Shinjuku and one station north of Shibuya (140 yen from either station).

Shibuya Station is one of Tokyo’s busiest stations. It is served by the JR Yamanote Line, JR Saikyo Line, JR Shonan Shinjuku Line, Hanzomon Subway Line, Ginza Subway Line, Fukutoshin Subway Line, Tokyu Toyoko Line, Tokyu Den-Entoshi Line, Keio Inokashira Line and the Narita Express.

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