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