Tag: Tokyo

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Remembering our last trip to Tokyo this morning…

...such great memories of a fun week in our favourite city. This was located just down the street from our hotel in Shinjuku and we walked past it at least twice a day on our way to and from Shinjuku station. It's time to plan a return visit, I think! Something amazing to look forward to ...

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My trip to the Traveler's Factory, Japan

It may sound strange, but one of my highlights of last month's visit to Japan was getting to visit the Traveler's Factory store in Tokyo. They stock the (formerly Midori) Traveler's Notebook products that I've been obsessing about over the last year, so I was determined to visit their 'HQ' and see the various products ...

Soaking up some Shinjuku sunshine

Just an hour until we need to take the bus to Narita Airport and we're soaking up some sunshine in Shinjuku Chuo Park, opposite our hotel.  The skies are so blue and the sunshine so strong, it doesn't feel like November at all. This evening, we fly to Seoul for an overnight at the airport ...

Leaving Tokyo

It's our last full day in Japan today. Tomorrow afternoon we'll leave Tokyo to fly to Seoul for a brief overnight stay at the airport before our flight back to London.  To call this a disappointment would be an understatement. Yes, we've been away for coming up to two weeks and it's been fantastic, but ...

A Seoul Sauna Surprise…

I've been lucky enough to enjoy some significant sauna time during my stay in Korea and Japan. Our hotel in Seoul had a super sauna and hot baths, where I soaked and poached myself quite a bit. I find the process incredibly relaxing and, when done in the evening, it guarantees me a good night's ...

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Inching closer to Japan…

In 11 days, I'll be hopping on the first of our flights to get us to Japan (with a lovely little stopover in Seoul on the way!). Yesterday, we got one step slower when we picked up our JR Rail Passes here in London. These passes are fantastic - we've used them before and can ...

I'm Seoul excited!

And I just can't hide it... Sorry for the terrible pun, but it couldn't be avoided. As of this morning, our trip to Japan has been updated and we're including a visit to Seoul, South Korea as well! We've never been, despite discussing it quite a few times in the past. So why the late ...

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That "Japan" feeling

We watched the first episode of Joanna Lumley's new series on Japan last night and really enjoyed it. She's touring all the way from its very northernmost tip near Russia to its southernmost islands over three episodes. @FrankDJS and I both had several "remember that?" moments as we watched, thinking back to our visits to ...

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Prepping for Japan, 2016 edition

We're once again making our 'annual pilgrimage' to Japan later this year. It was inevitable, given how much we've enjoyed our previous visits. Japan has quickly become our shared favourite travel destination, for so many reasons. With a country as diverse and spread out as Japan, it can be tough to decide where you'll visit ...

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Memories of Japan: Shibuya Crossing

I'm a total YouTube noob, but here's a quick video I took (then edited) of me walking through Shibuya Crossing when in Tokyo last October. I have much to learn in the world of YouTube, but still it's nice to see this video on a big screen and not limited to my iPhone. I stumbled ...