Our first day in Japan!!
We stayed at an airbnb in Shinjuku. The cheapest we found in the area! We wander around the area, and visited the Tokyo Metropolitan Building, Sensoji Temple, and the Golden Gai. All and all, it was a fun day trying to beat the jetlag after a 15 hours flight from Toronto!!
1st day: Arrived in Tokyo at 3pm, and went straight to our airbnb in Shinjuku. We got into the wrong train but the local was so helpful and friendly! We took a rest as we had jetlag and went out for dinner, and walked around Shinjuku for a bit
-Woke up super early because of jetlag and went out for sushi for breakfast. Price varied (100-250 Yen per piece). It was Steve’s first time eating sushi!
-Then we walked to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building to get a good look of Tokyo from the 43rd floor observation deck. Entrance is free.
-Finally got a train map, and figured out how the subway system work. So we went to Sensoji temple in Asakusa.It was super crowded for New Years, and many girls wearing beautiful kimonos. So Kawaii! I tried Takoyaki for the first time! It was ok.
-Went to a local cafe as we were in serious need for a coffee. Jet lag hit us hard. Btw, coffee is super expensive here (400-500Yen for a small cup)!!
-Went back to Shinjuku, and went to a traditional korean restaurant where we had to sit on the floor, and just had some beers while we searched on the next activity. Steve really wanted to visit a samurai museum, and so we found one near us!
-Plenty to do in Shinjuku including many restaruants, clubs, garden, museums, shops – all within walking distance. Went to the samurai museum and we are glad we did because we learned a lot about the Japanese history!
-Went back to the Golden Gai – an area full of tiny bars that fits about 6 people each. Fun area, and we went to Kenzo’s bar as it has a sign “Foreigners welcome”. Kenzo loves leopards and his bar is covered by the prints. Not to mention, he has the best housemade sake in Tokyo! Also a good place to meet other travellers.
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