Sensoji's Thunder Gate

Looking Back on My First Trip to Tokyo in Spring

If Japan is not on your list of countries to visit, perhaps is time to put it there. I have been transiting at the Narita Airport multiple times over the years on my way to the US and only stepped out of the airport into Tokyo in February 2016. It was my first visit to Tokyo … Continue reading Looking Back on My First Trip to Tokyo in Spring

Shibuya Intersection

Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos (Shibuya Intersection)

When I read about this week's Weekly Photo Challenge theme is Chaos, I thought of Shibuya intersection. Looking at the photos, the intersection may seem chaotic but everyone is crossing the road in an orderly manner except for a few tourists here and there, myself included, who stopped in the middle of the intersection to take pictures. … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Chaos (Shibuya Intersection)

Harajuku Station

Spring in Tokyo – Harajuku & Shibuya

The day's itinerary was to Meiji Shrine, Harajuku and spent the rest of the afternoon at Shibuya. It was almost like a shopping day. Our first stop of the day was Meiji Shrine (明治神宮, Meiji Jingū) located next to the Harajuku Station. The shrine was completed and dedicated to Emperor Meiji and the Empress Shoken in 1920, … Continue reading Spring in Tokyo – Harajuku & Shibuya