Tokyo Journals

Tokyo for Beginners Like Me

A March 2004 trip to Tokyo by Kiryo

Impeial Palace view Photo, Tokyo, Japan More Photos
Quote: Tokyo is like New York City without the rudeness. We plan on returning when the money allows, and hope it will be soon.

Tokyo for Beginners Like Me

Overview

Impeial Palace view Photo, Tokyo, Japan
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Walk, walk, and walk. Do not be afraid to get tired. Tokyo has a surprise waiting for the eager explorer to see. Besides, if you spent the money in getting there, then the hotel where you are staying, no matter how "cheap" you go, probably has a hot bath. Check out the Imperial Grounds and hop from train station to train station. Look for the city parks and the Temples and Shrines. Try the stall foods.Quick Tips: Just go and have fun. You are definitely going to be surprised by this city.Best Way To Get Around: SUBWAY by far!!! If you master the Yamanote line, then use the JF Card to get around most of the other lines to see the most areas possible. You are about 500 meters awa...Read More

Andon Ryokan

Hotel

Andon Ryokan Photo, Tokyo, Japan
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Japanese economical ryokan that is separated enough from the hustle and bustle of more "downtown" areas. The staff is really friendly and you can reserve the hot tub for relaxing those tired muscles after a long day of sightseeing.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 21, 2004

Andon Ryokan

Tokyo, Japan

Department Store Samples Photo, Tokyo, Japan
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Any department store that has a food level will have available free samples. Trust that you will get an easy fill by going from vendor to vendor with an open mind and an honest interest in trying something new. You may like and even LOVE most of the foodstuffs you try.

Look at it as another way of trying out the Japanese culture.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 21, 2004

Department Store Samples
Any Train Station with a Department Store
Tokyo, Japan

Ueno Park

Attraction | "Hanami in Tokyo Parks"

Ueno Park Photo, Tokyo, Japan
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You have to see all the sakuras in bloom. We went on a whim, believing we would not be impressed . . . but all the white and pink blossoms and the openness of the Japanese people in busy Tokyo made us want to return during another springtime hanami.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 21, 2004

Ueno Park
5-20 Ueno Koen
Tokyo, Japan 110-0007
+81 (3) 3828-5644