Monday, 31 March 2014

Adventures in Tokyo, Day Five

Conscious that this was our last day in Tokyo, we left the hotel early and headed to the Imperial Palace. The Palace itself is only open to the public two days a year but the east gardens are always open and an attraction we were determined to see.

Monday, 24 March 2014

Adventures in Tokyo, Day Four

Ueno Park lies in northern Tokyo and contains the Tokyo Science Museum, the Tokyo National Museum, a zoo, a theme park and lots of shrines. By this point in the week, we were as much at home on the train lines as we were in the hotel so we happily spent the journey there watching Tokyo fly by.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Adventures in Tokyo, Day Three

The undoubted highlight of day three in Tokyo, and possibly even of the whole trip, was our visit to the Ghibli Museum. We spent most of the day there and I still didn’t want to leave! I am however writing about the Ghibli Museum for Skwigly, so instead of writing the same thing here I’ll let you know when that article is up. For now, I’ll go into the other couple of bits and bobs that we did on day three.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Adventures in Tokyo, Day Two

Despite serious snow warnings for the day, the morning dawned bright and clear. Unsure that we’d get another perfect day like this, we decided to take our trip to the old capitol of Japan, Kamakura, while we still could.

Buddha statue at a shrine in Kita-Kamakura

Monday, 3 March 2014

Adventures in Tokyo, Day One

Well, I've just got back from a University trip to Tokyo! I'm a bit jet-lagged, but would like to start posting a journal of my time there while it's still fresh in my mind.

I don't need to say much about the journey; it was long and tiring and any sleep that was had left us more tired than before. I will say this though; watching the sunrise over Mt Fuji was special enough that the tiredness was worth it. A lonely peak in the distance stained pink and orange in the dawn sunlight.

Mt. Fuji at sunrise, taken from the plane.