Exploring Tokyo

Oh Japan! If you ever come here prepare to do a lot of pointing as most of them cannot speak a word of English. Not that I’m complaining of course as my charade skills have levelled up immensely. Tokyo is something else though as you will see in the following pictures.

The morning sun from my hotel room.

Merry Christmas from Tokyo.

My first stop today after watching the wrong Fantastic Beasts film (I thought it was for the new one but it doesn’t come out here until the 22nd…hence the confusion) I went to visit Hibiya Park. It is a 40 acre public park and the first western style park. There is a lot of history there which you can find at https://www.japanvisitor.com/japan-parks-gardens/hibiya-park. Needless to say it is lovely!

I just want to take a moment to appreciate how good the camera is on the iPhone XS Max. I haven’t edited any of the photos that you’ve scrolled through and I’m so glad I bought it now because I know that Japan is a beautiful country. What’s that? I should have got the Pixel 3 if I wanted to take EVEN BETTER photos? Apple for life!

Okay apologies for that. After the walk I was famished and I wanted to eat teppanyaki. This is where they cook the meat in front of you on basically a large frying pan. I chose the wagyu beef after deciding that spending over £120 on a kobe steak was probably a bad idea. I think I can safely safe it was the best steak I’ve ever eaten, the bloody (heh) thing just melted in my mouth.

It gets dark at 5pm here so walking back was a treat as all the lights were on!

Tomorrow I am meeting a friend from university who is going to take me around town first to some arcades so I can play some classic games and then lunch at a…maid cafe which should be an experience. Non sexy photos to follow…

Also my tour with a company called One Life Adventures (cringe at the name) begins and it’ll be 10 days of fun including eating a robot restaurant, learning to make sushi, sleeping in a temple, a kendo class, my favourite activity karaoke and many more.

Let’s do this!

Land of the rising sun

I’m in the country I’ve been looking forward to visit for a long long time! I am finally in Japan, the home of ramen and sushi! Very very excited right now. I can’t check into the hotel until 3pm (it’s currently 9:30am) so that means I’m going to have a very confused wander around as there’s hardly any English signs anywhere. I should probably buy a phone SIM card so I don’t get too lost…

I’ve only got a few photos so far but you can probably expect more…I mean that’s why you’re here right? Not for my eloquent use of the English language.

Labelled on a map as “really big clock”. Glad it wasn’t a typo for something else.

I’m glad the toilet signs are so useful because I was definitely going to sit on it like the image advises not to.