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OFF TO TOKYO

TOKYO, JAPAN (NOV 2014)

One of the best things about traveling solo is that I can make decisions on my own. I don’t need someone to agree with on where to go, what to do, what to eat, how much to spend, etc. I spent two months carefully planning my itinerary and I made a very detailed one, which I really didn’t follow during the trip. It only served as my guide. I went during autumn season which is the second most popular season to travel in Japan so I really need to plan my timing and budget. I did a lot of research on different websites and blogs and japan-guide.com has been the most helpful and informative.

Tokyo is first city I visited during my Japan trip. It is the a beautiful mix of traditional and modern culture. You can find almost everything here from beautiful parks and temples, great food, trendy neighborhoods, themed cafés, a giant Gundam robot, reliable transportation systems, teens in quirky costumes, a large geek wonderland, and all things kawaii! No wonder Tokyo is one of the world’s most loved cities. If you want to try solo traveling, this is a good place to start.

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Ameyayokocho – a market street along Yamanote Line between Okachimachi and Ueno stations.
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Somewhere in Ameyayokocho
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Entrance to one of the small temples inside Ueno Park
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Yes, it’s cold but I still want a matcha ice cream!
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Ueno Park
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Probably the most photographed in Asakusa – the Kaminarimon Gate
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Nakamise shopping street
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Japanese sweets you can find in Nakamise Shopping Street
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Lots of Japanese goodies along the way to Sensoji Temple
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Sensoji Temple
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Sensoji Temple
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Scary hahaha
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Tokyo Skytree. I didn’t bother to go up
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Because you can’t leave Japan without eating ramen
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Konnichiwa Hachiko-san! I was really looking forward to see you but I was a little disappointed when I saw that you are near a smoking area.
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Yoyogi Park
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Autumn in Yoyogi Park
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Entrance to Meiji Shrine
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Barrels of Sake on the way to Meiji Shrine
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Meiji Shrine
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Meiji Shrine
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Make a wish
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Meiji Shrine
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Harajuku early in the morning
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Harajuku crepes – must try!
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Cool hair, dude!
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I’m overwhelmed with food choices!
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Takashimaya – one of the cheaper places to eat and lots of omiyage to choose from!
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View from the observation deck of the Metropolitan Government Office. It’s free!
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Akihabara at night
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Akihabara at night
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Akihabara at night
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Akihabara, a geek wonderland
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You know you’re in Japan because…
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Statue of Liberty in Tokyo? Why not?
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Behold! It’s the great Gundam, nerds 😛

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