Snapshot Japan: Oh Tokyo!

We arrive in Tokyo today via the shinkansen (bullet train). Getting off at Tokyo Station, I immediately get a feel of just how fast everybody (and I guess everything) move in this city.

It’s rather overwhelming if you’re a first time visitor, and I am just grateful that my friends already know their way around so I just trot after them.

Exploring Tokyo means lots of walking and maybe a couple of pricey train, subway or bus ride. It also means practicing a lot of self-control because there are just too many things you’d be tempted to buy. Tokyo, have mercy on my wallet.

Great hotel deals in Tokyo via Agoda


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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

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  1. Warren Brown says:

    My son and i visited Japan last January..he for the second time,me first time…we started in Osaka then Hiroshima ,back to Osaka then Kyoto,onto Takayama then Tokyo..what a wonderful place Japan is,lucky i had a great navigator in my son or else i would have been horribly lost ha ha..we visited most of the top sights in the places we went and ate very well!!…Hida beef/Crab in Osaka,Oysters in Miyajima..Okonimayake/Tonkatsu/..all the varied dishes we could think of..oh and lots of Sushi of course including a knock out place at the Yokyo fish market.
    we had J.R rail pass for the whole 3 weeks and stayed in youth hostels..i took about 1200 photos!..i see you have pics of the Tori gates that weave up the hill/mountain..that was beautiful and what amazed me was how many uncomplaining small children that did the whole climb!..i enjoy your posts here..happy travels
    Warren Brown..Melbourne Australia

  2. Warren Brown says:

    My son and i visited Japan last January..he for the second time,me first time…we started in Osaka then Hiroshima ,back to Osaka then Kyoto,onto Takayama then Tokyo..what a wonderful place Japan is,lucky i had a great navigator in my son or else i would have been horribly lost ha ha..we visited most of the top sights in the places we went and ate very well!!…Hida beef/Crab in Osaka,Oysters in Miyajima..Okonimayake/Tonkatsu/..all the varied dishes we could think of..oh and lots of Sushi of course including a knock out place at the Tokyo fish market.
    we had J.R rail pass for the whole 3 weeks and stayed in youth hostels..i took about 1200 photos!..i see you have pics of the Tori gates that weave up the hill/mountain..that was beautiful and what amazed me was how many uncomplaining small children that did the whole climb!..i enjoy your posts here..happy travels
    Warren Brown..Melbourne Australia

    • nina says:

      Hi Warren! Japan really is amazing! I’ve only seen a very small portion of it, but I’m itching to explore beyond the usual tourist route.

      Good call on the JR Pass! I’m using it myself and it has saved me thousands on train fares, specially the shinkansen!

  3. Gusto ko ring ma-teleport.

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