Japan 2016: A Winter Throwback
Winter in Japan generally lasts from December to February. January and February are its coldest months.
Sharing some snapshots of my food trip.
One thing about me is that I really love to experience different cultures and try to live like a local. When visiting places, I tend to avoid booking tour packages where you will be assigned with a tour guide. I want to explore the place myself. As they say, "get lost to be found".
Most of my time is spent in Tokyo. But I also took time to visit other prefectures of Japan, which were Osaka and Kyoto.
These are the places that I've visited in Tokyo
Odaiba is a large artificial island in Tokyo. This is were you can see the famous Gundam Statue. By the time I visited, this was still the Mobile Suit Gundam RG 1/1 RX-78-2 Ver. GFT.
They replaced this with a new model by 2017 which is the RX-0 Unicorn Gundam. Here's a photo of it when I went back to Japan last 2018.
Aside from Gundam, I went to their park by the sea to chill and feel the winter breeze of Japan. There, they also have a replica of the Statue of Liberty.
Next stop, Tokyo Tower.
There was a day in my first week that I have a free day on a weekday. Meaning, I don’t have to report to the office. So I spent the day strolling the area near the office, and it brought me to Tokyo Tower. I didn’t realize that Tokyo Tower was located near the office. The sun was shining though so the 7° weather was bearable.
Along the way, I passed by this temple, Zoo-ji Temple.
After Tokyo Tower, I went to Shinjuku Goen. This is one of Tokyo’s largest and most popular park.
Shibuya Crossing & Hachiko
When visiting Tokyo, one should not miss crossing the busiest crosswalk in the world, the Shibuya Crossing. It was fun crossing with a lot of people.
Shibuya is also popular because of its shopping and entertainment centers.
One can really identify a tourist crossing because they always strike poses hurriedly.
In Shibuya, at one point of the crosswalk, there stands the statue of the famous Hachiko.
If you're familiar with the story of Hachiko, I know you cried too.
If you love pandas, this place is definitely for you. They are such cute creatures.
Ueno Zoo is Japan's oldest zoo. Their popular residents are giant panda bears. Aside from pandas, they also have polar bears, tigers, zebras, seal lions, armadillo, flamingos, and many more.
There are still a lot of wonderful places in Tokyo that I’ve visited like Akihabara, Harajuku Park, Takeshita Street, Tokyo Skytree Tower, and Asakusa Temple .
Unfortunately I was not able to recover other pictures of that trip. These are just some of the photos that I have uploaded on Facebook.
These are just some of the places that I can highlight on my first visit to Tokyo. My first winter experience too. I really need to wear 2-3 layers of clothing to beat the cold.
That concludes my first trip in Tokyo. Next stop, Osaka and Kyoto. But this will be for my next blog. So keep posted and see you in my next travel blog.
Wooow booking a plane ticket to Japan right now😍😍😍
Hahaha gooo! It's still winter rn haha
Kuyog ko pleaseee
Hahahahah dali mag book ko ug lain
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Woooow! Japan is a fantastic destination to visit.
One of the best movie I watched!
This post is like a virtual tour for anyone who havent been to Japan. Great post Louie! The food looks delicious. The places you went are amazing!
No doubt that you watched it haha
Thanks @asasiklause. Manifest for an actual tour soon
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Thank you for bringing us to Japan with this blog @tanawabai and I'm happy you're back after a long break and hoping you already recovered from the flu. See you soon 😊
My pleasure Sash! Yes, things are getting back slowly. Finally omicron-free haha
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See you on Saturday?
You mean next Saturday? Oh sorry that's pre-Valentines hehe
I love being in Japan. I've been there several times and I feel in love...it's like being in another planet...especially for westerners....
Thank you very much for sharing your experience❤️
Same here. Want to go back to Japan soon
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I think it's time to visit Japan.
oh my god its beautiful 🤩 .. was actually planning to go there for ski but it didn't happen due to pandemic.. but I am still looking forward to be there.. thanks for sharing
me too! Would like to try skiing the next time i can visit Japan
Japan is at the top of my list that I want to visit. Ganahan nako mo lupad padulong adto 😂
Tks 4 sharing.
Japan is on my travel list. Now i need to include Odaiba. Need see that live.
If I am going to travel abroad, Japan will be my number one destination. Greetings from the Philippines!
Indeed Japan is an amazing country.
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Woww😍😍 Tokyo is really a wonderful place💜 I hope I can visit it soon♥️ Great pictures!!
Payts! Wonderful japan. Going there now😆😆😆
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Hahaha! Mao man