I LOVE JAPAN!
This is my first time visiting Japan and I am so excited to share my 9 days experience and fun here! Japan is definitely a place that I will revisit within the next few years. I really enjoy and love their culture; it will be a shopping heaven for all ladies as we go on crazy with Japanese cosmetics and skin care products. Be sure to bring enough monies. Buy and buy only!
We went on a guided tour for 7 days and opted in for an extension of 4 days within Tokyo. We went for 11 days, spending 2 nights on flights through and fro. We had the best of both worlds choosing this, as we saved on our transportation during the guided tour and explored the “Must see” “Must do” “Must go” places. On the other hand, we got enough free time to explore Tokyo, which was a hidden gem. I enjoyed this family trip very much, as it was such a rare opportunity that all of us take time together and travel as a family.
Took a midnight flight to Narita International Airport (Tokyo) and our first destination will be Tokyo Disneyland!
It was burping cold as Tokyo Disneyland is located along Tokyo sea bay. The wind was strong and temperature went as low as 2 degrees. Still, we are all hyped up despite the lack of sleep the day before, planes are the worst place to catch a wink. Got the tickets and here we go!
Super cute Mickey burgers for the first meal of the day!
We had ultimate fun in Disneyland, even though half way through with the short downpour that dampens the Disney Walkway Parade. Visitors need to wait and standby within the walk way proximity to catch all Disney characters singing and dancing. This parade lasted about 25 minutes and offers you the best opportunity to be close up with the characters! Camera action!
Greeted by a lovely sunset while exiting Disneyland, feeling grateful =*) Click here for more information on getting to Tokyo Disneyland and ticket prices.
Proceeding from our dinner, we had free and easy night time. We explored the supermarket along Shingawa Station and found so much goodies there!
We have heard enough of Japanese fruits and interesting creative products. Where else have better packaging than in Japan? Bought strawberries, fuji apples, oranges and some snacks! We thought that the melon was a hard-to-consume fruit at that point of time, so we gave it a miss. Boo! =(
Heard so much about Japanese Pachinko Parlour and had always wanted to visit them! Too much Jackie Chan’s movies. Pachinko is Japan’s most popular leisure activity, the parlors are basically slot machine gambling venues, and are usually located in prime retail areas next to train stations. Like slot machines, players shoot small metal Pachinko balls upward, like pinball. The aim of the game is to send the balls upward to bounce off various pins and drop into scoring holes. Personally, I do not know how to play Pachinko and randomly lost about 100 yen after trying a few times!
What’s Tokyo without visiting Tokyo Tower! Tokyo Tower is a communications and observation tower located in the Shiba-koen district of Minato. At 333 metres (1,093 ft), it is the second-tallest structure in Japan! We took set off from Shingawa Station, via Keikyu Main Line, Asakusa Line to Daimon Station.