Currently viewing the category: "Japan"

DSC09423

A quick walk in the Ameyoko, which is right next to the Ueno Station. It is full of shops for food, clothes, shoes, drugs and restaurants. Then we decided to go to Akihabara for a little bit. Night time at Akihabara is very colourful. Lots of shops still open until late. And not to mention about all the anime related stores, cafes and game centres.

Continue reading »

Tagged with: 2013akihabaraameyokojapantokyouenoアメ横上野日本東京秋葉原
 

DSC09301

After taking a long stroll inside Ueno Park, the next place to visit is Shinobazu Pond. It is inside Ueno Park towards the west of the park. There are usually food stands there selling traditional Japanese food. It is also a great place to visit if you like to take a ride in a boat, or even a swan boat on the pond.

Continue reading »

Tagged with: 2013japanNEX-5Nshinobazu bondspringtokyoUeno Park上野公園不忍池日本東京
 

DSC09173

When we were visiting Ueno Park, there happened to be having a peony festival. Admission was 600 yen, totally worth checking out. I imagine they probably have it on an annual basis in early May. Inside this part of the park, it is covered by a lot of taller trees so even on a sunny day, we didn’t feel hot at all. Plus there is a little food stall that sells traditional mochi dessert and my favourite amazake(甘酒). Just can’t get enough!

Continue reading »

Tagged with: 2013japanNEX-5NspringtokyoUeno Park上野公園日本東京
 

DSC09119

Next, we went to Ueno Park. Uneo Park is also one of my favourite parks in Tokyo. It has a good variety of cultural facilities as well as lots of trees around. It is definitely a place where you can easily spend a whole day to enjoy the facilities and nature. It is also very accessible, it is right next to the Ueno Station on the Yamanote Line. Just make sure you find the park exit from the station as it is not a small station also. During cherry blossom seasons, it is also a very popular place for hanami. We went a bit late for cherry blossoms in 2013, but the park was still spectacular.

Continue reading »

Tagged with: 2013japanNEX-5NspringtokyoUeno Park上野公園日本東京
 

DSC00585

We ended up spending part of our evening in Shinjuku. After dinner and to refresh a but after a long day of walking around, we continued to walk a little bit more until our feet gave out.

Continue reading »

Tagged with: 2013japanNEX-5Nshinjukuspringtokyo新宿日本東京
 

DSC00337

Here are a few more photos of Shinjuku Gyoen. We did spend a few hours strolling around in this lovely park. If you like parks in the city, Tokyo has quite a few of them to offer. And Shinjuku Gyoen is my favourite park of all the ones I have visited.

Continue reading »

Tagged with: 2013japanNEX-5Nshinjukushinjuku gyoenspringtokyo新宿新宿御苑日本東京
 

DSC09942

Shinjuku Gyoen was our next destination. It is about 10 minutes walk towards the east direction from the Shinjuku JR Station. It is a huge park and be prepared to spend at least a few hours there if you want to see everything.

Continue reading »

Tagged with: 2013japanNEX-5Nshinjukushinjuku gyoenspringtokyo新宿新宿御苑日本東京
 

DSC09850

After spending the afternoon at Yoyogi Park, we decided to take a stroll here in Harajuku.

Continue reading »

Tagged with: 2013harajukujapanspringtokyo原宿日本東京
 
Set your Twitter account name in your settings to use the TwitterBar Section.