travel bucket list Tokyo

Last week I took you to the Indian Ocean; The Maldives. Now we are heading far east – the island of the red sun. My travel bucket list Tokyo.

Apart from the Maldives as being on my travel bucket list. My interest with all things oriental bring me onto Japan, especially Tokyo. I heard from people who have visited Tokyo say it amazing and the best city in the world, it almost like visiting an alien city world you see in sci-fi film.  From what I have seen in pictures and videos, I do agree.

This wouldn’t be a beach holiday sipping cocktails, this would be a real backpacking exploring city holiday taking in as much as you can. I would love to take in the city atmosphere, the noise, the crowds, and the technology.

Tokyo has a reputation of being a mixture of both old and news, it home to some of the biggest technology companies in the world (Nintendo is one example) while still having an ancient temple and hold onto the tradition of a geisha.

travel bucket list Tokyo

travel bucket list Tokyo

If I had a week in Tokyo I would do a day travel on their bullet train round Japan seeing the wonderful sights, spend a day visiting the Ghibli museum (named after the founder of Studio Ghibli – they did the film Spirited Away) and find an excuse to walk along the Shibuya crossing (If you can see a video of the intersection – it completely insane).

The fashion of Tokyo, especially in certain district is known to be colourful, fun and playful, the Harajuku district is known for its cosplay style which is usually found in the younger people. I would just love to visit a mall and do a huge shopping spree as I love Japanese fashion.

Another thing that make Tokyo on my bucket list is the people, Japanese people are so sweet. I’ve yet to meet a mean Japanese person. I had a few Japanese students at uni and they were so sweet and really friendly, I think one brought me a kimono back from Japan. The mannerism of the people is so polite and I heard that in Tokyo no-one litters as they consider it bad-mannered and polluted the city.

travel bucket list Tokyo

The fashion of Tokyo, especially in certain district is known to be colourful, fun and playful, the Harajuku district is known for its cosplay style which is usually found in the younger people. I would just love to visit a mall and do a huge shopping spree as I love Japanese fashion.

If you like technology as much as my husband (believe you me he’s a real geek) then I think he would be in heaven, I heard from people that there are toilets that play music while doing your business so other people can’t hear what you are doing – seriously! I think husband and I would love to visit the Sony building where you see prototypes that not yet available on the market.

Omg I seriously could go on. It would be a dream come true to visit Tokyo.

Do you have Tokyo on your travel bucket list?

 

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