12 Hours in Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo Guide (B): 12 Hours in Tokyo

In January, Seoul was hit by a cold wave and I desperately needed a break. Tokyo’s weather report recorded temperatures above 0 °C and that was good enough for me to accompany Basil on his business trip. The weather played spoilsport on the day of our departure and our flight was delayed by a couple of hours. Despite being 2 hours (flight time) away from Seoul, we landed in Narita International Airport in the evening. We had wasted an entire day on travel. That left us with Sunday to visit Tokyo (together) and make the most of what we had missed in 2012.

We rarely revisit cities or places. There’s too much to see in this world and not enough time (or money). But Japan will always have a special place in our hearts and Tokyo — we’d find very hard to forget. Back in 2012, it was the first time I accompanied Basil on an official trip to Tokyo. We spent the first 10 days travelling around Japan before arriving in Tokyo. After staying in a service apartment, in Ikebukuro, for a week and pretending to live like a local, I realised: it isn’t easy being a travelling spouse. That week felt like eternity and it was the first time I didn’t enjoy travel or at least this sort of travel arrangement. But we also had our highs (with the lows) and it paved the way for subsequent trips to other cities, which in turn prepared us for expat life in Seoul. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 12 Hours in Tokyo
Guide Location: Japan » Tokyo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Meiji Shrine   Harajuku Station   Shibuya Station   Shibuya Crossing   Tokyu Hands   Ueno   Sensoji Temple   Torii  
Author: Cheryl Dsouza
Read it on author's website: https://twobrownfeet.com/2018/05/15/12-hours-in-tokyo/

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