Digital Postcard from Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo

Kon’nichiwa folks! My favourite city is Tokyo, Japan!

Japan is a country that continually captivates me. Tokyo is a place of seasons and contrast; and I love it because it proudly preserves a full richness of traditions that works in synergy with an ultra-modern society.

Whether you fly into Haneda or Narita International Airport, as soon as you land I would recommend purchasing a “Suica” card (as a means of cheap transport) to be used on the “JR East lines in the Tokyo metropolitan as well as for subways, buses and the Tokyo monorail that connects Haneda Airport with Tokyo”.

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Tokyo is a city that caters for a kaleidoscope of people – my own experiences have included some of the following:

Temples & Castles

As an indigenous person, I find myself with an unknown connection to this city, perhaps because of its strong sense of cultural identity and customs.

One memorable visit was to “Senso-ji”, Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple found in Asakusa. It was the first time that I had shyly offered up a Buddhist prayer of blessing.

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A visit to the boundary of the Edo Castle (surrounded by a moat, walls and turrets) forms part of the Tokyo Imperial Palace. It is an interesting site where ancient structures fuse seamlessly alongside mirrored, high-rise buildings.

Shopping – Tokyo Districts

Akihabara is the place for all things “electronic”, Harajuku is for the “fashionista” in you while Ginza is well-known for its boutique and upmarket shopping.

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Theme Parks

Make a Dream Visit to Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea (just a 5 minute walk from JR Maihama Station).

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Tokyo

Must See

Finally, I will be back again in late March to early April 2017 to enjoy the spectacular and beautiful sights of Cherry Blossoms in full bloom for “Sakura” season!

Arigato gozimasu (Thank you)

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A piece of traditional Japanese clothing

BIO

Del is a proud, indigenous Maori/Kiwi Girl from Northland in New Zealand on a journey of discovery to fulfill her dream and passion for travel. Her humble new travel blog is a creative platform to be able to share her “Travel tales” and experiences with family and friends.

You can find her online at: Del Abroad

 

Christina
Writer
Christina Sunneklep (b.1992) is a rather snap-happy Norwegian travel blogger. For the past few years, she's been winging it in Rome - now she's doing her best to conquer Glasgow, Scotland.

Need to get in touch? CHRISTINA@CAVAFORLUNCH.COM

11 Comments

  1. Anne Riley September 17, 2016

    I love the first photo of the temple, so gorgeous!

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  2. Gabi September 17, 2016

    Tokyo really looks amazing, It’s been a while I keep coming across posts, articles and books about Japan… destiny might be trying to say something? ;-)

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    • Christina September 18, 2016

      Haha, yes I think the universe is definitely trying to tell you something! Go get those tickets! :)

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  3. Marianne - Glimt av verden September 18, 2016

    Tokyo er en fabelaktig by, Japan er et veldig spennende land og kirsebærblomstringen er jo aldeles nydelig!

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    • Christina September 19, 2016

      Det ser virkelig helt fantastisk ut i hvert fall! :D

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  4. Olive Ole September 19, 2016

    Fantastiske bilder, og er helt enig med deg: Tokyo er fantastisk :-)

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  5. Maria's Adventure September 28, 2016

    Åhh Tokyo <3 For et sted! Jeg var der for et par år siden, håper på å få til en tur tilbake neste år eller noe! :-D

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    • Christina October 7, 2016

      Da får vi krysse fingrene for at du får opplevd Tokyo igjen! xx

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  6. Sophie Nadeau October 11, 2016

    Oh my goodness: these pictures are just so pretty! I’ve always wanted to go to Japan but not made it there (yet) :)

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