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Tokyo, Japan

sunny 26 °C

The last country from Asia I will be visiting is Tokyo, Japan! I'm actually very excited to visit the city of Tokyo, I always watched anime as a kid and involved the city of 'Tokyo' in it, and now I will be visiting it myself. With 31 million people living in Tokyo and the surrounding towns, the Greater Tokyo Area is the largest metropolitan areas in the world. While these large number of inhabitants can be overwhelming for the traveler at first, especially if trying to take a train at rush hour, Tokyo is one of the safest large cities to live in. As I'm on the plane, I search for hotels to stay in and attractions to visit on the three days I will be staying there. So far, I found a hotel to stay in, which is the Hilton Tokyo Hotel, that is a five star hotel for only $302 per night. I also found three attractions that appealed to me most which is Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo Imperial Palace and Meiji Shrine. I closed my phone and decided to take a nap. It was a 6 hour flight to Tokyo, it wasn't really long but I was getting tired so I felt like taking a nap until the plane landed. 6 hours later, I wake up and see everyone beginning to exit the plane, I then quickly get my luggage off the rack and leave with them. I go into the Narita International Airport, go to the 'Arrivals' area and exit the airport. I call a taxi and ask to go to the Hilton Tokyo Hotel. Once I have arrived there, I check into the hotel, go into my room, change into my PJs and sleep since it was already night time in Tokyo, Japan.
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Day One:
I wake up at 11:00 a.m, brush my teeth and get ready to explore the city of Tokyo on my first day. Today, I will be visiting the Meiji Shrine which is a Japanese shrine in a forest that is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shoken. I head down to the lounge to eat breakfast, then go swimming a bit in the indoor pool that's in the hotel. When I'm done swimming, I'll go back to my room and change into different clothes then go outside to eat lunch at Shanghai Tokyo Cafe. I ordered myself a pack of sushi, ate and then called a taxi to go to the Meiji Shrine. When I arrived, I noticed how cultural the atmosphere seemed. I just simply enjoyed the nature surrounding the shrine. The shrine seemed really peaceful it truly was an incredibly nice place to visit! I heard that during weekends, traditional weddings are held at the Meiji Shrine. The atmosphere at the shrine was very cultural, pure, and very peaceful at the same time. When I entered the Meiji Shrine, It's like I completely forgot I where I was. It's like you entered a different side of Tokyo. After several hours, I called a taxi and went back to my hotel to eat dinner in the lounge. Once I was finished eating, I headed back to my room, changed into my PJs and went to sleep.
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Day Two:
I wake up at 11:00 a.m, brush my teeth and get myself ready to explore the city of Tokyo on my second day, This time, I will be visiting Tokyo Imperial Palace which is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. It is a large park-like area located in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo and contains several buildings. I go down to the lobby to eat breakfast in the lounge, and when I'm finished eating, I decide to go shopping. Since I really love the city of Tokyo, I'm planning on buying lots of souvenirs to remind me of my amazing experience in Japan. Once I'm done shopping, I stop by a fast food restaurant to have some lunch, then head back to my hotel to drop off the bags. From there, I begin to walk to the Tokyo Imperial Palace which is twenty minutes away from my hotel. When I got there, I was mesmerized by how beautiful the palace was. Just like the Meiji Shrine, the Tokyo Imperial Palace had a very pure and peaceful atmosphere. The Tokyo Imperial Palace was where samurai warriors used to live in from the 17 and 19th centuries. It was then getting dark so I called a taxi to bring me back to my hotel. After I arrived, I ate dinner at the lounge then headed back to my room, changed to my PJs and went to sleep.
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Day Three:
I wake up at 11:00 a.m, brush my teeth and get myself ready to explore the city of Tokyo on my last day. Today, I will be visiting Tokyo Disneyland which is a theme park. I head down to the lobby to eat breakfast, then take a morning walk before I go to to Tokyo Disneyland. When I'm done my morning walk, I go back to my hotel, call a taxi to go to Tokyo Disneyland. The theme park is about an hour away from my hotel, so it took about an hour and a half to get there because of all the traffic. I finally arrive, buy my ticket and enter the theme park. When I entered the theme park, it didn't take me long to realize that Tokyo Disneyland isn't any different from the Disneyland in other countries. Disneyland really is the happiest place on earth. It's an amazing and fun place to visit, I just enjoyed every moment. There are even lots of great rides and shows. I was quite intimidated by a few roller coasters because I haven't been to an amusement park in so long, but overall that, I had lots of fun. I spent hours and hours at Tokyo Disneyland, not only because it was fun, but waiting in line to ride a roller coaster took about almost half an hour! Other than that, everything else in Tokyo Disneyland was really entertaining. Suddenly, I realized it was dark already, everyone was beginning to exit Tokyo Disneyland. I called a taxi and went back to the hotel to eat dinner. After I was finished eating, I headed back to my room to pack my clothes into my luggage. I then changed into my PJs, set my alarn to 7:00 a.m, and went to sleep.
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Day Four (Departure from Tokyo, Japan to North America Toronto, Canada)
I woke up at 7:00 a.m, brushed my teeth, got ready, got my luggage and headed to the lounge to eat some quick breakfast. When I'm finished eating , I call a taxi to go to the Narita International Airport. Once I arrive, I head towards the 'Departure to Toronto, Canada' sign and line up where other people are to enter the plane. Half an hour later, I finally board the plane and set my luggage on the rack. I can already tell it's going to be a long flight to (North America) Toronto, Canada. I take a nap as the plane leaves Tokyo, Japan and goes to Toronto.

Posted by ejrvaldez16 18:59 Archived in Japan

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