Tag: Tokyo

Fun Facts about Sensoji Temple
Japan

Multi-tasking Tourists at Senso-ji in Tokyo

I should not have been surprised by the crowds at Senso-ji in Tokyo.  A popular tourist attraction for many reasons, we were swept along with the crowd when we visited.  With both a Buddhist temple and a Japanese pagoda, Senso-ji is culturally significant. It’s also got a huge shopping area in front the religious buildings

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electronics district in Tokyo
Japan

Visiting Akihabara – An Epic Parenting Fail

Chances are if you are buying electronics in Tokyo you will go to Akihabara which has street upon street of stores devoted to the sale of electrical goods and  cameras.  Akihabara is also a centre for Otaku (geek) culture for those people really into their anime and manga. Things to Do in Akhibara Electronics Stores

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a day in trendy Tokyo Harajuku
Japan

Visiting Trendy Tokyo in Harajuku With Kids

Thanks to Gwen Stefani, Harajuku became popularised in mainstream Western culture with her Harajuku Girls backup dancers.  Harajuku is a very trendy area in Tokyo which is located in the Shibuya ward.  It runs from Harajuku station right in front of the Meiji Shrine on the edge of Yoyogi Park through Omotesando and their little

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Meiji shrine
Japan

Finding Tranquility in Tokyo at The Meiji Shrine

Turning the corner onto a lane bordered by trees, we escaped the noise and heat of urban Tokyo into a tranquil oasis of green.  The shade provide by the tall trees was also welcome relief from an unexpectedly warm day.  It was hard to believe that the wide lane and the ginormous trees in Yoyogi

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Tokyo Tower in Japan
Japan

Ten Cool Facts About The Tokyo Tower

The red and orange Tokyo Tower stands like a beacon in the city skyline.  In a cityscape of very tall skyscrapers, the colours and shape make it instantly recognisable.  Similar to its French counterpart, the Eiffel Tower, Tokyo Tower is a beloved symbol of the city. 10 Facts About Tokyo Tower Here are ten cool

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cat cafe with kids
Japan

A Complete Cutefest at a Cat Cafe with Kids

Tokyo can be overwhelming for anyone.  The crowds, the signs, the neon lights, the traffic etc. all add up to a lot of sensory overload.  So what do you do when you need to unwind?  Heading back to your hotel room is an option (but boring).  How about unwinding like many Japanese do?  Head to

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Halloween Parade Tokyo
Japan

A Happy Halloween Parade in Tokyo

Halloween in Japan is becoming a really big deal.  I have a feeling they will soon be as obsessed with the American holiday of Halloween as they are with the American sport of baseball.  It’s another American import that the Japanese have really taken to heart. As one of my favourite Japanese blogs, Rocket 24,

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