Late night post, it’s been a while and it’s wednesday; so perfect timing for a wednesday wanderlust post ! Check it out to discover more about this amazing city !
Obvisouly as you read in the title -wait does anyone even read my blog?- this wanderlust Wednesday is about Tokyo. And yes, I’ve quite a crush on this destination.
Japan has always been a country I couldn’t wait to visit, I first visited it right after I graduated from highschool in 2012 and 2 more times in 2014 and 2015. Everytime I absolutely loved it ( careful not saying Japan doesn’t have flaws nor is a “the kawaii dreamland” country though).
The city’s atmosphere is so different from any other cities, tradition and modernity are perfectly mixed together and blend so well in the city that it’s amazingly satisfying to explore and wander.
Transports, despite being pricey, are incredible (was depressing to use the subway in Paris after ! ) and it’s really easy to get to one city to another by the Shinkansen
Food wise Japan is also awesome, just to think about it makes me hungry. I’m personally not fond of sea food but the diversity of dishes is awesome so you’ll always find something you will like. Ramen shops aren’t that expensive and there’s a lot of cheap restaurant (you can even have sushi for 100y bring to you on an electric tray check this place out !)
Tokyo and Japan are definitely a must-do in travel.
FAVORITES PLACES :
.Each places are unique and offer a lot but if I had to choose 4 places I love I’d say those :
Odaiba is the artificial island of Tokyo, it’s composed of a big mall in the front sea, you can also find the One Piece Themed Restaurant and JoyPolis there. It’s a very cheerful and funny atmosphere. Plus let’s not foget about the rainbow bridge -which I never could get a good shot of, sad face-
Mount Takao is the best way to get out the city at a cheap cost for a day to get some fresh air. It is located only one hour away from Tokyo and easy to access with the semi express Keio Line going to Takaosanguchi. There’s several paths to reach the top and cable car, I decided to hike path number 6 -each path includ some cool elements so check what you want to see the most- and, well it was tiring but if I had to do it again, I would. It was awesome and you feel super satisfied to reach the top to enjoy the view and have some well deserved food !
Obviously if you’re going to Tokyo you’ll have to stop by Shibuya to see the cross road -but hey it’s not that big in real ? well at least it doesn’t look that big to me ahah- the 109 tower and best part ? You can easily walk from there to Harajuku which is also a must see (Takeshita dori, Omotesando, Meji Shrine). And the rockaholic bar is an excellent place to party and have fun in Shibuya !
The traditional district of Tokyo with its amazing temples and street full of shops ! Asakusa is the perfect example of what I said above about Japan having a perfect mix of modernity and traditional culture ! Though it’s permanently crowded…
And the last one off Tokyo, Nara which I made a whole post about, so check it out : here !
What’s your favorite part of Tokyo/Japan ? Let me know in the comment !