Category Archives: Tokyo

Day 14: 26th Sept – Ice Cream for Breakfast and A Final Jaunt Back to Tokyo

In the morning we headed straight to the station with all of our bags in tow this time. We were early so decided to take refuge in Tully’s coffee for breakfast and a dose of wi-fi. I played it safe … Continue reading

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Day 6: 18th Sept – The Shinkansen, The School Trip and The Spontaneous Picnic

Thanks to an impressive series of alarms we managed to wake up before 9am, throw any leftover stuff into suitcases and be at the checkout desk by 9:45. We were off to the subway station, suitcases in tow, in what … Continue reading

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Day 5: 17th Sept – An Overfeed of Gyoza Followed by a Surprising Hawaiian Dinner

At around 10am we pried ourselves up from the mattress again, and I dragged myself into the shower hoping spraying water in my face would slowly bring me back to life. It seemed to work and we were off in … Continue reading

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Day 4: 16th Sept – Our First Sumo Experience with a Sweet Ending

We woke up at a more respectable 10am, still forcing ourselves up a bit as we’d not quite adjusted properly. We headed off to Tokyo Station as it was on the way for our intended destination, Ryogoku. Strolling around we … Continue reading

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Day 3: 15th Sept – The Never-ending Quest to Find Love Hotel Hill

Unfortunately we let the late-ish night get the better of us, and didn’t surface until mid day, whoops! Realising we had wasted so much precious vacation time we pried ourselves up and rushed out to find our way to Asakusa. … Continue reading

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Day 2: 14th Sept – A Sunday of Slappy Cakes, Sunsets, Shrines and Skewers

I was slowly agitated from my sleep to some really bizarre Japanese talking. Confused as to where I was, I rolled over and opened my eyes to see Chris on the bed with his laptop, trying to teach himself Japanese … Continue reading

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Day 1: 13th Sept – Shinjuku: A Mental Introduction of Neon, Crowds and Madness

Finally the countdown to our trip had ended and we were ready to head off to Heathrow after a last minute dash to finish my packing. Having spent quite a few months in China a few years ago I was … Continue reading

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