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 …
Kanto (Tokyo, Yokohama)
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,
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
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.
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