Tokyo, Japan: What to Do, Travel Hacks, Places to Visit + First Impressions
Took a while for me to write about my Japan trip.
Japan Visa Requirements:
☑️ Visa Application Form: completely filled out
We traveled at the perfect timing in November which is not too cold. The weather is perfect for morning strolls, and it is chilly in the evening.
You can get either a PASMO or SUICA. The only difference between PASMO and SUICA is who sells them. SUICA is from JR East, and PASMO is from Tokyo-area non-JR rail operators, including Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway.
Our home in Tokyo
I still prefer the old school Family Computer
I got used to arriving at the airport with a car waiting for me at the arrivals. This would never be the case in Tokyo because of the expensive ground transportation fee. Thankfully, there is Tokyo Skyliner that transports tourists from Narita International Airport to Tokyo (Ueno Station).
It is always good to have a copy of your passport when you are traveling.
Thank you Tracy for introducing us to Puripuka!
Just take what you want!
So many choices!!!
You can tell from my empty plates that I had a lot!
Tourists write their wishes in a Votice Tablet, they call ema and hang it in the designated area. I had a serene time reading the wishes and partly regretting not hanging one for myself. I want to leave a part of me in this beautiful place in Tokyo.
Hachiko Memorial Statue
Just right in Shibuya Crossing is the popular meeting spot with a bronze statue honoring Hachiko, the famously loyal Akita dog. Please say hello to Hachiko!
Japan is officially one of my favorite countries and I can’t wait to go back. I pray it is soon.
I hope you find this post helpful. If you have other tips that you want to add on my list, feel free to drop a comment below.