Layover in Tokyo

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You’re probably (maybe) wondering where I’ve been the last two weeks. The answer is quite mundane, work has been all-consuming recently, leaving little time for anything else. Alas, it does pay the bills so I can’t complain. But I am back and I am ready to share about our trip to Asia. Earlier this year we found a cheap ticket to Singapore over Labor Day weekend, the only catch was a 22-hour layover in Tokyo.  Except, this was not so much a problem as an opportunity.  Fast forward 9 months later and here we are.  We’d been to Tokyo before, also on another short mileage run.  We loved the city every time we’re here, and lament the fact that we have to leave so soon.  Next trip to Japan will have to be longer, but for now, we will have to make the most of our time here. Continue reading

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Day 1: On the Road on Tokyo

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Our Asia trip is finally underway, after much anticipation.  First stop is a night in Tokyo.  For some reason, we’ve only ever been to the land of the rising sun for a few days at a time.  This probably needs to be rectified in the near future, but for now, we will make do with our short time in this lovely city.  We decided to spend the morning strolling through the tranquil Japanese gardens in Shinjuku Gyoen National Park.  There were not many people around, which made the experience even more peaceful. It was a relaxing morning until we had to make a mad dash back to the airport, but that’s another story for another time.

Photo of the Week: Charms

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We spent a morning in Tokyo walking through the Asakusa district. Along Nakamise-dori, you’ll find many stores selling all kinds of things; from traditional kimonos, to okashi (Japanese sweets), to souvenirs as pictured above. The streets are crowded with tourists and locals in their traditional fineries making their way to Sensoji Temple, the oldest temple in the city.

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