A relaxed day in Tokyo wandering around. More about Shinjuku, shopping at Ikebukuro and gazing from Tokyo Skytree
Our third day in Tokyo had a tad bit more of tradition than the others with Meiji jingu and Edo Castle. Modernity here came with entertaining Shinbashi and Luxurious Ginza
Still in Tokyo, for our second day exploring, we wandered through Shibuya, looked for lolitas in Harajuku and chased Hatchiko through the crowds of Shibuya.
With the Christmas holidays came our travel to Tokyo. Together we arrived by bus in Shinjuku and started to explore Nihombashi, Akihabara and Tokyo Tower. A great preamble for an amazing vacation.
For our last day in Aomori prefecture, we were driven through the countryside exploring local traditions, seeing great nature and exploring an interesting archeological site.
In November as the snow began to fall, we went for a visit to Hirosaki. We explored the castle and even went apple picking in the nearby Ringo park.
Tohoku has great local traditions and foods, one of them is Imonikai. For this local tradition the whole team gathered at the river side for some Nabe.
Our Sunday trip was a short stop at the Ishinomaki city in the Sanriku coast, one of the cities affected in 2011 by the tsunami.
I was happy to find a place on the way to recovery and a lively city much thanks to its incredible people.
Dewa Senzan is of great importance in Buddhist and Shinto traditions and visiting the three mountains is part of the pilgrimage hikes. This post is about our hike of Haguro san, the mountain symbolizing birth.
For Vera’s last couple of days in Sendai she needed her last minute gift shopping and so a visit to a local outlet shopping and a local temple were necessary. Also during this time we reencountered a friend who invited us for a Japanese tea party in a temple in Northern Sendai an undoubtedly extraordinary experience.