From the monthly archives: January 2012

Nakano certainly has been a great place for us during our trip in Tokyo. We rented an apartment there and we had a lot of freedom to choose when we get in and out of the apartment. Also since Nakano has a lot of shops and restaurants, we didn’t have to worry about food at all. I think it is a great place to stay and between Ikebukuro and Nakano, it is difficult o pick which one to lodge the next time we go.  Guess it depends on what is available and the price at the time.

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After we finished enjoying our leisure walk in Inokashira Park, we decided to do some shopping in the neighbouring shopping area at Kichijoji (吉祥寺).

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During the second last day of our trip in Tokyo, we went to Kichijoji and took a nice walk in Inokashira Park (井の頭公園). It is one of the oldest parks in Tokyo. There were lots of red leaves and to our surprise, during a weekday, there were also lots of locals strolling in the park. Lifestyle in Tokyo is not half bad :D

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During our trip in Japan, we had the privilege to meet with Danny a couple of times and attend his Culture Japan Season 2 recording.  It was awesome being able to see how Culture Japan is made at Danny’s headquarters. Also it was great to meet new friends via Danny.

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We caught the last day of Tori no Ichi at Juzaisan Chokoku-ji (Temple of Tori) in Asakusa. Many people came here to pray for good health, good fortune and good business.  Tori no Ichi is an annual event held in November.

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One of the best meals we had while in Tokyo is Korean BBQ. We were invited to a friend’s family restaurant to enjoy authentic Korean BBQ and Korean food. The beef they served was fresh and juicy, and the Korean BBQ makes them extra tasty.

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Showa Kinen Koen (昭和記念公園) is a place you must visit if you like parks and like to get out of the city a bit. It is a relatively large park about an hour away from Tokyo by train but it has a lot of space and it is a great place to relax and enjoy the afternoon while visiting Tokyo.

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During our trip in Tokyo, we met up with a friend and he offered to take us to have yakitori. It was so delicious!!

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