23.09.2013 - 03.10.2013
After stayed in France for 3 weeks, we went to Tokyo before going to Australia.
We had a 33 hours stop in Moscow so we booked a night in a hotel close to the airport.
BUT something that we didn't know was that we needed a visa to go outside.
Fortunately, there was a “Capsule Hotel” inside the airport; the minimum rate was for 6 hours, and then you pay per hour. ( it was around 70 euros)
We arrived on the 25th of September around 6 in the morning, we went to our Hotel near Ueno ( North of Tokyo) and started to discover Tokyo.
Hotels and food in Tokyo are cheap.
We paid 50600 yen for 8 nights in Hotel MyStays Ueno
Tokyo is divided into several zone : Ueno, Asakusa and Yanaka/ Central Tokyo/Ginza/Shibuya Harajuku, Aoyama and Omotesando / Shinjuku.
As Tokyo is big, you can easily get lost in the city even if you have a map ^^.
Train : It’s quiet hard to find which line you must take as there are so many...
Try to ask people, if you are lucky someone will answer you in English ^^.
THE CITY OF TOKYO
Shibuya : lot of shops, bars and things to do in this area
We discovered the Tokyo Tower during the night.
Ueno: Check its beautiful park, have a ride on a duck boat on the river and enjoy the beautiful view.
Ueno market is cool as well, and if you still want to spend time there you can have a look at the Science Museum
On the afternoon, we’ve been to Odaiba, so far my favourite area.
You had to take few trains to go over there , it’s very hard, we were lucky to find a nice men who helped us to find our way ,he walked with us for a bit to show us the good train to take.
During this ride, you can see a wonderful view of Tokyo.
Once you get into Odaiba, you will see a nice imitation of the Statue of Liberty.
They also celebrate the " Oktoberfest” in Tokyo :P
There is a shopping center with a sky on the top of the roof, it is very nice to walk into it.
On our way back, we took a boat and we saw the sunset from it.( Sumida River)
On the 28, we’ve been to Akihabara, which is the “ Electric town” or well known as the Geek area.
This is where you can find a lot of games and manga shops but also a lot of electronic products.
We saw a beautiful temple close by this area, and we’ve been to a park in a west of Tokyo.
We bought some food in a supermarket and eat it in this park.
During our stay, we had a great night, partying in Shibuya, we met some cool people on our way haha.
Something to know about Japan : When Japanese are drunk,they fall asleep on the ground.
On the 29th, we discovered Asakusa and Senso-ji temple and then we went to Ginza.
Ginza is THE street to go for shopping; you can find lot of International Brands.
We had a coffee at the “ Cafe Doutor”.
On the 30th, we discovered the temple Meiji Shrine in Yoyogi Park
Where to see the " POKEMON SHOP " ? Go to Shinbashi ( Shiodome)
Fancy a nice view of Tokyo ? Go to TWNTYEIGHT bar ( 28 th floor )
On the 1 st October, we ve been to Ikehuburo, this is the area where a lot of shops are, in one of them, on the last floor, we were surprised to discover a place where there are plenty of cats and where you can pat them.
Other things to do :
See the imperial Palace in the city center
Try to eat as much as you can !
This website could be useful as well. http://content.time.com/time/travel/cityguide/article/0,31489,1897812_1897772_1897705,00.html