Tokyo

Day 3 – Kichijoji & Studio Ghibli

Josh’s birthday, and the day we’d pre-booked tickets for the Studio Ghibli animation museum. We get the metro out to Kichijoji because I’d heard there are a couple of good shops and eateries there. Right opposite the station is a large network of covered-over streets of market-cum-shops selling not very exciting things like toiletries and …

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Day 2 – Shibuya & Harajuku

We get the metro down to Shibuya for some shopping. Initially get a bit lost on the walkways over the busy roads but eventually stumble across 109, a totally insane mall for teenage girls; little boutiques over 7 floors with obnoxious pop music blasting out of every one and dolled-up teenagers browsing. It’s pretty manic …

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Day 1 – Shinjuku

We probably chose the wrong flight time, because we get into Tokyo at 8am after a 5am start and 14-hour journey. After a fun bonus ‘guns and narcotics’ search at customs and a brief panic about which carriage to get on, we board a spotlessly clean train and enjoy the views of traditional-looking Japanese houses …

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