Tokyo Photoblog

Tokyo was our last stop in Japan and it was bittersweet knowing we would be leaving soon. The time we spent in Japan was eye-opening and one of the highlights of our trip. After traveling by night bus from Kyoto to Tokyo, we were dropped off at Tokyo Disneyland. While we got to rest on the bus trip, we were still eager to get to our Airbnb and unpack our bags.

Tokyo Japan Cute Dog
Marron!

When we finally arrived we were greeted by Marron the energetic shorty! She loved being pet on her belly. Marron enjoys the company of the guests that come to stay, the host said that Marron had a great experience with two male travelers who loved spoiling her. Now, when Marron sees and hears a pair of foreign male travelers, she gets very excited.

Tokyo Japan
The path that led us to our Airbnb

Tokyo was a great city to explore by foot. We were able to see sights that we wouldn’t have been able to see if we took the metro everywhere. Our Airbnb was a bit far from tourist destinations, but thankfully it was close to Kura Sushi which we’ll take a look at down below.

Shrines are an important part of Japanese culture, and all the cities we visited had several to choose from. The bull statue that you find at some shrines symbolize healing, many people touch the bull and pray to be healed.

Sumida River
We crossed the Sumida River on one of the many bridges
Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree in the distance
Asakusa - the big red lantern
Asakusa – the big red lantern
Asakusa
Exploring the streets outside Asakusa
Tokyo at night
Tokyo at night
Kura Sushi
Assorted sushi at Kura Sushi

While in Tokyo we ate at Kura Sushi multiple times. Who can resist the delicious temptation of sushi at such a great price? Every time we visited we ate at least 15 or 20 plates of sushi.

Kura Sushi
Our stack of finished sushi plates
Sumo Stadium wall mural
Sumo Stadium wall mural
Takoyaki
Takoyaki!

Takoyaki is also a popular snack all over Japan, even though Osaka is best known for their takoyaki. The small round morsels have a piece of octopus in the center. The workers prepare takoyaki by flipping them over with special sticks designed specifically for flipping takoyaki.

Akihabara at night
Out in Akihabara at night
Welcome to Akihabara
Welcome to Akihabara

Akihabara is what many people think of when it comes to Japanese pop-culture. On our trip to Japan we finally got to visit this promised land of anime, gundam, and maid cafes. We only spent part of the day in Akihabara looking in all the different shops, this is also where we picked up some souvenirs from gatchapon machines.

Gundam Cafe
We got to see the Gundam Cafe
Gundam Cafe
The Gundam Cafe serves RX-78 Taiyaki
Shibuya crossing
Shibuya crossing in the afternoon
Hachiko
Hachiko the loyal Akita
Tokyo Japan
There was a JRock concert going on for the past couple days
Japanese greasers
Japanese greasers training the next generation
Yoyogi Park
Yoyogi park is a great place to rest under one of the many trees
Yoyogi Park drum circle
The park was full of talented people playing in a drum circle
Yoyogi park Tokyo Japan
Kids crowded around to catch the bubbles
Yoyogi park Tokyo Japan
Many people in Tokyo bring their dogs to the park
Meiji Shrine
Meiji Shrine is especially beautiful at sunset
Takeshita Street in Harajuku
Takeshita Street in Harajuku
Harajuku
A visit to Harajuku isn’t complete without a crepe
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings
View from the top of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings
Tokyo Japan Denny's
We went to Denny’s for dinner after seeing the city, the Denny’s in Japan is nothing like Denny’s in the United States
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Tower is a striking landmark
Full Size Gundam
At Diver City there is a full size Gundam
Pallete Town Tokyo Japan
Also in Diver City is Pallete Town which has a colorful entrance

Our visit to Japan comes to an end in Tokyo. Have you ever been to Tokyo? What was your favorite part? Keep a look out for the next leg of our journey, where we visit – Melbourne!

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Tokyo was a great city to explore by foot. We were able to see sights that we wouldn't have been able to see if we took the metro everywhere. Our Airbnb was a bit far from tourist destinations, but thankfully it was close to Kura Sushi which we'll take a look at down below.

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