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Japan Trip 2012 – Part 4 Final

June 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm

Well here is the final part of our trip! We finished Osaka and slowly made our way back up to Tokyo, stopping by Kyoto once again and Nagoya. It felt like we’ve seen most of Japan. But something was missing, there was a missing piece of the puzzle which we had yet found. It wasn’t until the end of our trip that we finally found it.

Akihabara.

But first I’ll start off with the awesome events that took place before wrapping up this already amazing trip in Akihabara.

Kyoto April 15th – 5 Year Anniversary

It is April 15th, our 5 year anniversary so we decided to spend another day in Kyoto as there really was no better place. This time however, we decided to be a little more adventurous, so we hired a bike and rode all around this beautiful city. I have to give lots of credit for doing so as she wasn’t the most experienced rider, yet she made it through all the narrow streets, the crowded paths and the riverside =). Had heaps of fun that day, it was an experience like no other!

Kyoto cherry blossom bike ride

This was one of the paths we rode our bikes through. Stunning

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Japan Trip 2012 – Part 2

May 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Part 1 was mainly about arriving to Japan and slowly settling in and discovering what the place is like. We did a little bit of shopping, eating and sightseeing around Tokyo, but I think personally, part 2 was where the real fun began =)

After staying in Shibuya for a couple days we finally did some proper travelling. I was really excited to see what other parts of Japan looked like. Shibuya blew me away in every aspect. It felt like a perfect city. Clean, friendly, interesting street layouts, funky shops, and a HUGE selection of restaurants and cafes. I even took some time to have a stroll around the neighbourhood whilst Chibi was still in Harajuku, wondering around mindlessly and just observing whatever I came across. It was like a real life theme park. One thing I noticed though is that everyone was like a janitor. There was always someone washing the street, sweeping the floor or wiping a window.

Well that’s Shibuya, it has certainly set the standard! But it was time to move on. We will now depart Tokyo and start making our way down south.

Kawaguchiko

Bus to Kawaguchiko

We hopped on a highway bus at Shinjuku, bound for Kawaguchiko (one of the 5 lakes around Mount Fuji).

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