Some Things I Absolutely Have to Do Whilst in Japan

I wrote this several days ago and have been adding to it. I still am but I decided to post it anyway. (All the pictures were “stolen” from Google images so I’m not putting credits.)
In no particular order~

stay in a ryokan ~
For tips, check out this site.


purikura (aka “print club” or photo booth stickers)

buy weird candy/chocolate at konbini (“covenience store”) ~ perhaps unusual KitKat flavours and Puccho~

(If you’re interested in J-snacks, check out Japanese Snack Reviews~)

buy… whatever… from a vending machine ~ They have EVERYTHING! (But I’m thinking Pocari Sweat since I haven’t tried it yet… and maybe some sort of hot drink ~ just for the novelty of it.)


buy soba, ramen, takoyaki (octopus balls) and other Japanese treats from street stalls ~

go to an izakaya (Japanese pub) ~


eat at a kaiten zushi shop (sushi on conveyor) ~

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go to the Studio Ghibli Museum ~ (My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away are my favourite movies.)

go to Shitamachi Museum ~

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and to Edo-Tokyo Museum ~


visit Hachiko ~


check out the Shibuya 109 building ~


stay a night at a capsule hotel ~

“check out” a love hotel ~

love hotel.jpg

go to a few maid cafes ~


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Little BSD

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visit Sensoji temple and Asakusa shrine ~

and Nakamise dori ~


ride the shinkansen ~


see Kinkakuji (The Golden Pavillion) ~


and Fushimi Inari Taisha (the “torii maze”) ~

Travel Photos

participate in Peter MacIntosh’s geisha culture walking lecture ~


see geisha perform ~

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see the Kaburenjo theatre and Gion Corner ~

participate in tea ceremony ~

tea ceremony

shows daily at Hosomi Museum

see the Ichiriki teahouse ~

(originally posted to Japan – Here I Come!)

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