Kanto (Tokyo, Yokohama)

How to Adapt to Japanese Customs

Adapting to the Japanese Culture Even though I am raised in a western country (Canada) I thought adapting to the Japanese culture would be easy since I have Asian background. How wrong I am. Japanese Customs: Unwritten Rules When I first arrived, I stayed with my friend Haruka’s family for a few days. I knew that Japanese …

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Mount Fuji and tori gates

I climbed Mt Fuji, 2016

Yes I did. Open during the summer months, Fujisan (Mt Fuji) is the quest for hikers visiting Japan. It will cost you a small fortune, about 10-12 hours of sleepless night, and strong determination. I found 2 avid travellers online who also wanted to climb Mt Fuji. Thus we set off on August 10, 2016,

#1 Bucket List Item for Japan

Tomorrow, I will feature a post on accomplishing my #1 bucket list item for Japan. Can you guess what it is? Edit: You guessed it – to climb Mt Fuji!

Kamakura, Day Trip from Tokyo

About an hour away from Tokyo is Kamakura, a seaside city with beaches, shrines, temples, and forests. A popular attraction is the Kotoku-in Temple’s Great Buddha. With that in mind, I hike a trail, about an hour, that leads me to the Great Buddha. The hike is relatively easy, following these instructions. My initial plan for

Ghibli Exhibition

Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio, known for animations such as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Laputa: Castle in the Sky. There is a museum dedicated to their animations called the Ghibli Museum. It is located in Minako, Tokyo, and requires advanced booking for tickets. I hadn’t planned far ahead enough so I didn’t go.

Tokyo: Round 2

Back to Tokyo, here are more attractions. Tsukiji Fish Market 築地市場 I hear their Tuna Auction is a spectacle worth waking up early for, but I opted out. Tokyo Imperial Palace 皇居 Tokyo International Forum Ginza 銀座 Ginza is an upscale shopping and business area. There is a noticeable difference in their storefronts. Shiseido Parlour Omotesando

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