Sunday, 3 May 2015

Japan Photo Diary: Tokyo

So after a week of living in Osaka and travelling to Nara, Hiroshima and Kyoto, we headed to our final destination of the trip: Tokyo!

Warning - this post may be quite photo heavy! For me, Tokyo was a lot like London. Some areas were amazing and bustling with energy, others were a little seedy and dangerous. So make sure you read the guide book before heading out.

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See


First thing we did when we arrived in Tokyo was to head up the famous Sky Tree! The views were pretty amazing - all the buildings are so crammed in - and we just managed to get a peak of Mount Fuji in the last photo. On clearer days you can see it all the way from Tokyo!

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See


After that we headed to the Senso-ji Temple and shopping area, which sold local Japanese crafts and had beautiful surrounding parks with cherry blossom everywhere!

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

The famous Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo is a must-see. Although auctioning starts at 4:30am, I wouldn't recommend getting there before 9:30am because it's so rammed with angry fishermen and people buying their fish. Some fish were still alive, so you might not like it if you're squeamish but it's such an eyeopener in seeing how many fish pass through Tokyo every day!

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

 Tokyo Imperial Palace is quite central and has lovely grounds, so it's a great one to stroll around and take in all the history.

The well-known Shibuya Crossing is as crazy as it looks! With five different points, you never actually bump into anyone...

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

The Shinjuku National Garden is a must-see on my list. You do have to pay to get in, but they give you an English map so you can guide yourself around from garden to garden. My favourite was the cherry blossom of course!

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

Tokyo National Museum was another fab site I'd recommend. There's tons of Buddhist artifacts, as well as statues from India and Asia. Their gardens also had tea rooms which felt so tranquil.

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

Oh look it's the Eiffel Tower! Tokyo Tower looked pretty cool at night, the orange glow just stood out against the dark night.


Tokyo Golden Gai area reminds me of tiny little lanes in Brighton, but these were filled with the smallest bars you've ever seen. Most would only fit about 4-5 stools inside so it was an intimate but friendly atmosphere in each.

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

 And if you're looking for some night-time views of Tokyo, the Metropolitan Government Offices have a free observatory which you can go to.

Photo Diary: Tokyo Where To Go What To See

And to conclude my Japan trip, I ate A LOT of sushi. Seriously. The best tuna, salmon and tempura I've ever had the treat to taste!

So there's my photo diaries done! If you want to catch up on Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima and Kyoto just click on each one. I'm planning to do a tips post on Japan soon, so make sure you see that one :)

Hope you enjoyed these posts and thank you for reading!

Rhiannon x

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