Monday, July 13, 2015

Tokyo After 5 Years

Japan - Tokyo 12
#1: Direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Narita Tokyo with Malaysia Airlines 

I never thought I will going back Tokyo again after 5 years. Initially my plan is flying to Hokkaido which from the research I found, July will be the perfect time to visit there but because this is annual family trip and two of my brothers have never been to 'Land of Rising Sun' before, re-do, re-route and re-change my plan from Hokkaido to the capital city of Japan, Tokyo.

Japan - Tokyo Narita Airport
#2: Narita International Airport for the very first time.

Honestly speaking, I can see there is slightly changes of Tokyo five years ago and five years later. First of all, language barrier is no longer an issue as majority of Japanese can speak at least simple English nowadays. Whether we were taking buses, in restaurants, in convenience store, train ticket offices and more, unlike 5 years ago. 

But somehow there is one major issue which I didn't enjoy Tokyo is overcrowded almost everywhere. Even more crowded than Shanghai. I'm kidding not. Three trains approached but we didn't manage to jump in cause it's overpacked with working people especially. What a nightmare!

Talking about my 8 days trip to Tokyo with my family, there are number of places I went for the second times such as:

Japan - Tokyo 02
#3: Akihabara Electric Town - My brothers spent more than 7 hours here.

Japan - Tokyo 03
#4: Shibuya - For crossing street, Hachiko statue, Disney store, best ramen and more 

Japan - Tokyo 11

#5: Tokyo Tower - Came here twice but never got the chance to go up. Came here just for One Piece Store

 Japan - Tokyo 10

#6: Asakusa Senso-ji Temple 


and even including Harajuku, Shinjuku, Ikebukuro and more. 

As for the following, it's my maiden visit to:


Japan - Tokyo 23
#7: Gundam Statue in Odaiba Park 

Japan - Tokyo 06

#8: Rainbow Bridge and Statue of Liberty

Japan - Yokohama 01

#9: Yokohama - Second popular city after Tokyo which less than an hour away

Japan - Tokyo 25

#10: Tokyo Disneyland 

Japan - Tokyo 24

#11: Hakone for Mount Fuji but unfortunately, the weather wasn't on our side

And of course, by end of this trip eventhough we're tired and exhausted, my family and I were really enjoyed each and every part of Tokyo. No wonder people said, "Once Went Japan, Almost Every Year Feels Like Going Back". This is my third times to Japan and I can't wait to look forward for another Japan Trip - prefecture such as Nagoya, Okinawa, Hokkaido and more.

Japan - Tokyo 07

#12: Look what we found in Tokyo - Super-sized soft ice-cream with 8 different flavours

Oh wait! I haven't start to blog about my 2013 Japan (Kansai Area) yet. So many outdated travelogues!

8 comments:

  1. I never been Japan before so look forward for your post :D

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  2. Ahh Japan! Sorry to hear you didn't like Tokyo. I'm not a big fan of crowd but I like Tokyo though... Possibly some bias (or a lot) and I try to avoid peak hour trains too I think ;)

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  3. Ahhhhhhhh, I want to go to Tokyo so bad!!! It's seriously on my bucket list!! - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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  4. i miss japan sooo much! can't wait to visit japan again!

    everything magical
    www.wanyyg.blogspot.com

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  5. Woooooo...that is one super size ice cream

    Tokyo is crowded but i heard from friend that its also not unruly. People there are friendly

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  6. Woooooo...that is one super size ice cream

    Tokyo is crowded but i heard from friend that its also not unruly. People there are friendly

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  7. Woooooo...that is one super size ice cream

    Tokyo is crowded but i heard from friend that its also not unruly. People there are friendly

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  8. My heart was racing with excitement after reading this post as I will be heading to Tokyo this Winter for fun and reunion with my Japanese room mate. I have seen the folks in Osaka who spoke fantastic English and I guess they must have studied overseas.

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