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Day 0: Flight & Day 1: Arrival in Tokyo

Not much to tell from the flight. It was long. I slept mostly the entire time, only waking up to eat and to watch Big Hero 6 with Hubby. (I feel bad. He had downloaded all this anime for us … Continue reading

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All My Bags Are Packed – I’m Ready to Go

In exactly 24 hours, my plane will be landing in Tokyo. I’m so excited! How can I possibly sleep? I just finished packing. No matter what anyone tells you, there’s something to be said for doing things last minute. I may be slow … Continue reading

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Shop Till You Drop… Literally

I know you’ve been on the edge of your seat waiting to hear if I ended up getting the rest of the things that I needed before we leave for our second trip to Japan that I mentioned last time… You can sit … Continue reading

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Things I Bought for the Trip – Part 2

Since I did one last time, might as well do it this time too~ Hubby and I went pre-trip shopping yesterday. Not all the way downtown this time. Just out to Square One in Mississauga. It’s a trek enough in itself. … Continue reading

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Wrench in the Plan

I’m sad. We went downtown (with the help of my own instructions from last time) to pick up our JR pass exchange orders and tickets to the Studio Ghibli museum. Everything went smoothly – got two 2 week exchange orders … Continue reading

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Plans

A few days ago, all I knew was that I was 98% sure I was going to Japan this spring. Now, I have most of the trip blocked out in a schedule and the flights and hotels are booked. Hooray! … Continue reading

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Accommodations

Now is the time when I have to start looking into places to stay in Japan. We’ll definitely be in both Tokyo and Kyoto again, but since we haven’t narrowed down if we adding other stops and which those might … Continue reading

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Going Back

I didn’t think I’d ever get to use this blog again, but guess what? Hubby and I are going back to Japan!! I could not be more excited. This time, we’ve decided to time it to see the cherry blossoms. … Continue reading

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Day 5: Tokyo Tower, Harajuku & Meiji Shrine

We had a little bit of a late start. We didn’t get to Tokyo Tower until almost 10:30. We also took an extremely long, boring route to get there. The hotel concierge guy drew on one of the hotel maps which … Continue reading

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Day 4: Harajuku & Shinjuku

Every morning, we walk from our hotel to our “home station” – Hamamatsucho on the Yamanote Line. On the way down to Takeshita Street (dori) from Harajuku Station, I was absolutely thrilled to see this ganguro girl. OMG! I didn’t … Continue reading

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