Last Hearts Day, we were lucky enough to celebrate this day and 6 more at Tokyo Japan. I’ll be sharing with you some of our photos of places we’ve seen . My sister-in-law who resides in Japan toured us around.
First, we went to bustling neon-lit Shibuya known as “The Scramble” where pedestrians crossed the streets as vehicles were stopped by traffic light change. I was trying to capture this through video but as I crossed the streets, I was taken aback as people from every direction tried to cross before another light change. Several famous department stores lined this area and it’s great if you love shopping. We even get a great meal here. Perfect hot ramen for a cold weather.
Second, Asakusa which means “shallow grass” or “ little grass” is a district in Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. This is famous for its Buddhist Temple known as Sensō-ji Temple. Before entering through the main gate, we started it with a delicious meal in a restaurant nearby. After that, we checked the grand entrance known as Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) with a huge lantern and statues of Fūjin -Japanese god of wind and Raijin-the Japanese god of thunder.
Admission here is free but make sure you have plenty of cash to try local specialties and buy souvenirs along Nakamise shopping street and Shin-Nakamise which is a covered shopping arcade. Usually shops are open from 9am until 7pm (others even longer) but the Sensō-ji Temple is open at 6am until 5pm only. When the shops close, there are paintings on their shutters like this one. Another inner gate is The Hozōmon known as Treasure House Gate.
Another street worth checking out is Dempoin Street with its samurai warriors who belonged to the noble classes of ancient Japanese society.We had a great time getting silly shots here and spotting samurais.
I appreciate seeing Sensoji Temple and the five-story pagoda at night. It's quite a sight to behold with its gold and red color standing against the night sky.
Tokyo Skytree Tower- We took this shot coming from Asakusa Area. I believe this is part of the Sumida Park. It was late and cold ( around 3 degrees) so we decided not to go anymore to the Skytree Tower.
Third, Akihabara Electric Town is a heaven for anime, manga, karaoke and video game fanatics. They even have maid cafes here. Cute cosplayers are promoting games and manga along the streets. Household electronics are sold in shops here including my favorite Electronic bidet toilet seat. This, you really have to try for yourself!
Fourth, Tokyo Disneyland This is the ultimate magical place you have to set foot into.It's like living inside a fairytale book. I'll be sharing more of our experience for our stay here because its the main highlight of our trip. Save your excitement for this! Here's some of the pictures we have. Click on this link for our Tokyo Disney Sea experience and Tokyo Disneyland Hotel accommodation.
Fifth, Yokohama Chinatown- Being the largest Chinatown in Asia, it's cool to include this in your visit to Japan.
Hope you enjoyed reading this post. If you have questions about Tokyo Japan,feel free to ask me in the comment below.