48 Hours in Tokyo

Japan, Tokyo Guide (B): 48 Hours in Tokyo

If you read the other ‘Japan’ articles on the blog, you may know that I have made a roundtrip through the south of Japan in 2014. During the one week roundtrip, I visited Kyoto, Nara, Hakone and Tokyo. Unfortunately, I only stayed two days in Tokyo and there are so many places in this big city that I have not seen, but I want to share with you the places I did visit, my hotel stay and a special activity I did during my stay in Tokyo.

Harajuku is the area around Tokyo’s Harajuku Station and is located in the district Shibuya. Harajuku is the centre of Japan’s most extreme teenage cultures and fashion styles. The area offers a lot of shopping and some historic sights. You can clearly recognize the extreme fashion styles of every shop. At one side you can find a shop where literally everything is pink, cute and doll-like and at the other side you can find a shop where everything is black and in gothic style. The most popular shopping street of Harajuku, is Takeshita Dori. Because this is a popular street, it mostly is very crowded. However, it is nice to take a look and explore all the unique shops. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 48 Hours in Tokyo
Guide Location: Japan » Tokyo
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The Harajuku district   Asakusa Kannon temple   Nakamise Shopping street   Chiyoda   Imperial Hotel Tokyo  
Author: Tamara And Daphne From Girlswanderlust
Read it on author's website: https://girlswanderlust.com/2016/02/11/48-hours-in-tokyo/

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