With over 1,600 temples in Kyoto you are not going to see them all. There is so much to cover but the best thing is to just get out there and amongst it. Don’t have a shopping list of “selfies” – just enjoy spending time in the town and see what you see.
Takayama in Japan’s Gifu Prefecture. Set in the mountains it retains a magical piece of history with preserved streets and buildings dating from the Edo Period.
Asakusa is an interesting blend of traditional and modern Tokyo. Lovely old temples and shrines, amazing food and also vibrant new age sights.
Beef Bowl at Tokyo’s Chikari Meshi. The food here is amazing, you order from a machine at the entrance and then they prepare you meal. Give it a go.
Tokyo’s Electronic Town – Akihabara – is an amazing experience. So many stores selling an eclectic range of products.
Located just a short train journey from Shinjuku is the area of Harajuku. Right next door to the serene and peaceful Meiji Shrine is the centre of Japan’s teenage culture and fashion.
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