Places to go in Japan: Kanazawa (Just My Travel Notes)

During the Edo Period, Kanazawa served as the seat of the second most powerful feudal clan, the Maeda Clan. Today, Kanazawa remains an important city in its region and serves as the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture.

Day Trips from Tokyo: Yokohama (Just My Travel Notes)

Located just 25 minutes train ride from Tokyo, Yokohama is one of Japan’s largest cities. The area was a key sea trading port in Japan.

Places to go in Tokyo: Asakusa (Just My Travel Notes)

Asakusa is an interesting blend of traditional and modern Tokyo. Lovely old temples and shrines, amazing food and also vibrant new age sights.

Things to see in Tokyo: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Just My Travel Notes)

Standing over 240m tall the two towers of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building provide an amazing observation deck which is open to the public for FREE.

Tokyo Vending Machine Dinner – Chikara Meshi

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.

Just My Travel Notes: Things to do in Tokyo (Akihabara)

Tokyo’s Electronic Town – Akihabara – is an amazing experience. So many stores selling an eclectic range of products.

Just My Travel Notes: Things to do in Tokyo: Harajuku

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.

Just My Travel Notes: Things to see in Tokyo: Meiji Jingu (Meiji Shrine)

The Meiji Jingu is a Shinto Shrine dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. The shrine was established in 1920 and covers an area of around 240 acres.

Visiting Japan: Just a few tips

Essential Travel Tips for Japan. From the first look Japan might seem intimidating and difficult to navigate as a tourist. Don’t be afraid jump right in and get amongst it.

Japan Holiday: Tokyo (Arrivals)

First day of our trip to Japan. Arriving at Narita Airport and then our first night in Shinjuku