Tokyo Travel Diary (Part 1)

IMG_2889Oh my Tokyo dream! I remember how eager I am to step into my dream city.

My eyes rolled, when finally got my first ride on a bullet train, stared at Mount Fuji while travelling, overwhelmed with tall buildings and bright lights and thousands of black collared men roaming around the huge Tokyo Station!

This is it! I only have 2.5 days… So I maximized my time in Tokyo. I got to see everything in my list, this is my goal, and I did. Thank God I have JR pass, I can go wherever and get lost anywhere without worrying! So here’s my Tokyo travel diary part 1. Sorry, one travel diary post is not enough.

Tokyo Map. Almost all areas are accessible via JR Pass (Photo credit: www.gotokyo.org)

Day 1: Odawara, Shinagawa, Tokyo Staion, Shinjuku, Akihabara, Ueno

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Bucket list check na check! Enjoyed my first almost 3 hours bullet train ride from Kyoto to Tokyo using my JR Pass

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On my way to Tokyo, I’m in awe with the beauty of Mount Fuji inside.

Off from Hikari 514, I transferred JR trains in Tokyo Station, to Euno Station to Minami-Senju. I checked-in at Business Hotel Fukusen. I’m too early for check-in time, so I just leave my stuff to super nice Japanese hotel staff. When I go back, my stuff was neatly placed in my room.

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Standard Single Room at Business Hotel Fukusen, booked via http://www.agoda.com

On my first day at Tokyo, I just enjoyed the thrill and much awaited feeling inside Shinkansen (bullet train). I’m on high! Unplanned and just spontaneous, I just do what I want to do and go wherever! So, I went to Odawara station to get to Mount Fuji 5th station. Odawara is almost an hour away from Tokyo, I don’t mind the travel since I’m again riding Shinkansen. Unfortunately, when I arrived in Odawara station, morning lang pala pwedeng makita ang Mount Fuji. So I just decided to get out of the station and see what’s around Odawara. Check my blog post on Odawara Travel Diary.

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Before going back to hotel. I decided to just hop-on and hop-off from one station to another. Wala lang, bet ko lang.IMG_2926

Free food tasting at Tokyo Station. Basta mahaba ang pila so nakipila lang ako!

Free food tasting at Tokyo Station. Basta mahaba ang pila so nakipila lang ako!

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People watching at Shinagawa

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Drooling at these LV bags at Tokyo Station

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At night I went to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building, they have free observation deck to see Tokyo Skycraper. TMGB is just 10 minutes walk away from JR Shinjuku Station

I recharged at Ueno, enjoyed a ramen dinner here.

I recharged at Ueno, enjoyed a ramen dinner here.

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Found a store that sells super cute toys and souvenirs

Found a store at Ueno that sells super cute toys and souvenirs

Rampa pa more before my day 1 in Tokyo ends. It's almost midnight when I left Akihabara.

Rampa pa more before my day 1 in Tokyo ends. It’s almost midnight when I left Akihabara.

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