It is a custom in Japan, we learned, to go to temples in the new year, hatsumōde, the first shrine visit of the year. We decided to follow the local tradition and we stayed with hundreds of people in Meiji jingu
Visited for its fresh produce and tuna auctions, Tsukiji market is well documented in movies about Japan. Curious to see what it was like, we wanted to visit and this was our chaotic and exciting morning in Tsukiji.
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.