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Our Top 5 Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan
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Our Top 5 Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan

So you’re planning a trip to Tokyo, and you want to know some of the things to do in Tokyo. Or maybe you just are interested in Japan, and want to know what to do in Tokyo that’s interesting and engaging. Or maybe something else.There are a lot of things to do in Tokyo! Just going on an urban hike around the city is interesting. These five things to do in Tokyo were our top choices when we visited Japan ...
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Tokyo Food: A Tokyo Grocery Store in Asakusa
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Tokyo Food: A Tokyo Grocery Store in Asakusa

After arriving in Tokyo, John and Lydian went out in search of a grocery store. They ended up finding one in Asakusa. In this video, Lydian discusses some of her observations about the food in the Japanese supermarket. Specifically, she notes that there's a lot of junk food.Related Posts:Tokyo Food: The Skytree Supermarket in Tokyo (video)Tokyo Tourism: Disassembling Parade Floats in Asakusa, ...
Tokyo Tourism: Discussing Typhoon Lionrock
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Tokyo Tourism: Discussing Typhoon Lionrock

After a 6-week trip to India, we finally had gotten to Tokyo, Japan. After getting to Japan, John came down with a case of the flu and we discovered that a Typhoon Lionrock was set to hit Tokyo the day after our flight back home. Jennifer and Lydian discuss the pros and cons of being in a Category 1 typhoon in this video.Related Posts:Weather in Tokyo: Light Rain Before Typhoon Lionrock in Tokyo ...
Weather in Tokyo: The Day Before a Category 1 Typhoon
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Weather in Tokyo: The Day Before a Category 1 Typhoon

In this video we're driving to the Narita airport in Tokyo when it's raining. The storm is from Typhoon Lionrock, which was scheduled to hit the day after our flight from Tokyo back home. We were anxious about the weather, since the typhoon weather might interfere with our flight. After a long trip to India before our trip to Tokyo, we were very ready to be going home. But, we were also excited about the ...
Tokyo Tourism: The Skytree Experience
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Tokyo Tourism: The Skytree Experience

The Tokyo Skytree is a major tourist destination in Tokyo. On our trip to the Skytree, we noted that it was very crowded, but also very organized. Coming from a 6-week trip to India, the Tokyo Skytree was pretty low-key, but because we were a bit under the weather we were grateful that there were things to do in Tokyo that were close to our vacation rental.Related Posts:Tokyo Tourism: Walking to the ...
Tokyo Tourism: Capsule Hotel
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Tokyo Tourism: Capsule Hotel

The 9Hours Capsule Hotel in the Narita airport in Tokyo, Japan was extraordinarily clean, quiet, and comfortable. John took a video of the inside of his capsule "bedroom" before going to sleep after a long flight from India (of course, it's difficult to get a good shot of such a small space). The 9Hours hotel provides separate lodging for both men and women (complete with pods, showers, bathrooms, and ...
Weather in Tokyo: Light Rain Before Typhoon Lionrock in Tokyo
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Weather in Tokyo: Light Rain Before Typhoon Lionrock in Tokyo

In this video, we're strolling around Asakusa when a light rain starts. In 2016 when we visited Tokyo, we discovered that Typhoon Lionrock (a category 1 typhoon) was scheduled to hit the day after our flight was bound to leave. Nobody but us seemed to be concerned with the typhoon (since we'd never experienced one before).Related Posts:Tokyo Tourism: Discussing Typhoon Lionrock on the Way to Asakusa ...
Tokyo Tourism: Discussing Typhoon Lionrock on the Way to Asakusa
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Tokyo Tourism: Discussing Typhoon Lionrock on the Way to Asakusa

We spent 6 weeks in India before traveling to Tokyo, Japan for a final weeklong visit. On the walk to Asakusa, we discussed how Typhoon Lionrock was scheduled to hit the day after our flight was set to leave Tokyo. By the time we got to Japan, we were all sick... so we were very ready to go home, and hoped that the weather in Tokyo, Japan wouldn't interfere with our flight out of the country.Related ...
Tokyo Tourism: Disassembling Parade Floats in Asakusa, Tokyo
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Tokyo Tourism: Disassembling Parade Floats in Asakusa, Tokyo

Asakusa always has something going on. A traveller could easily spend a day at Asakusa, with such things to do as shopping, eating at any one of the restaurants, watching parades, or visiting the Sensō Ji Temple. In this video, Asakusa's festivities continued uninterrupted, even with Typhoon Lionrock coming.Related Posts:Tokyo Tourism: What’s Going on in Asakusa? (video)Tokyo Tourism: The ...
Tokyo Tourism: More Asakusa
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Tokyo Tourism: More Asakusa

Asakusa is a district in Tokyo, Japan with a dark history. It was once Tokyo's main "pleasure district" before World War II. During the war it was destroyed, but today, with some creativity and funding, it's becoming a "hip" hang out for tourists and shoppers. In the background you can see the Skytree, an icon of the city. Nearby is the Sensō Ji Temple. Asakusa is a great place to spend an afternoon in ...
Tokyo Tourism: Asakusa
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Tokyo Tourism: Asakusa

Asakusa wasn't exactly an edgy destination for us, but we still had fun looking at all the sights and just enjoying the laid back vibe on our afternoon visit to this tourist district in Tokyo. On the way back to our vacation rental, we walked through tunnels to get back to the Skytree. Asakusa is one of Tokyo's most popular tourist destinations, and an excellent place to go to shop, eat delicious food, and ...
Tokyo Tourism: The Sensō Ji Temple in Asakusa
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Tokyo Tourism: The Sensō Ji Temple in Asakusa

The Sensō Ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo is a major draw for tourists and locals alike. It is the oldest Buddhist temple in Tokyo, and is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the world. John informed us as we were walking up to the temple that it is home to either THE biggest or ONE of the biggest paper lanterns in the world. This video shows the walk up to Sensō Ji and walking inside the ...
Tokyo Tourism: What’s Going on in Asakusa?
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Tokyo Tourism: What’s Going on in Asakusa?

Asakusa is one of Tokyo's top tourist attractions. There's always something going on at Asakusa, which makes it a prime location to go if you're in Tokyo. The day that we visited Asakusa, there was a parade going on just outside of the Asakusa Station.Related Posts:Tokyo Tourism: The Sensoji Temple in Asakusa (video)Tokyo Tourism: Asakusa (video)Tokyo Tourism: More Asakusa (video)Tokyo ...
Tokyo Food: The Skytree Supermarket in Tokyo
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Tokyo Food: The Skytree Supermarket in Tokyo

At the Skytree in Tokyo, there's a supermarket. After visiting India for 6 weeks, going to a Japanese supermarket was a walk in the park.Related Posts:Tokyo Tourism: The Skytree Experience (video)Tokyo Tourism: Walking to the Skytree (video)Tokyo Tourism: Taking the Tobu Line from Skytree Station to Asakusa (video)Tokyo Food: A Tokyo Grocery Store in Asakusa (video) ...
Tokyo Tourism: Taxi from the Airport
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Tokyo Tourism: Taxi from the Airport

Tokyo was a breath of fresh air after our 6-week trip to India in 2016. The driving was orderly and the streets were pristine... and the taxis in Tokyo had doilies on the seats. ...
Tokyo Tourism: The Tokyo Subway – People Staring at Their Smartphones
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Tokyo Tourism: The Tokyo Subway – People Staring at Their Smartphones

The Tokyo metro was extraordinarily clean and comfortable (and quiet) in comparison with other subways in the world. But, everyone's looking at their smartphones.Related Posts:Tokyo Tourism: Shibuya Station (video)Tokyo Tourism: The Tokyo Subway – Getting Help (video)Tokyo Tourism: Walking to the Skytree (video)Tokyo Tourism: Taking the Tobu Line from Skytree Station to Asakusa (video) ...
Tokyo Tourism: The Tokyo Subway – Getting Help
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Tokyo Tourism: The Tokyo Subway – Getting Help

Taking the Tokyo Subway can be confusing, but with the help of some so-called "angels" at every subway station, it's easy to find friendly help. The metro in Tokyo is clean and safe, so go for it!Related Posts:Tokyo Tourism: Walking to the Skytree (video)Tokyo Tourism: Taking the Tobu Line from Skytree Station to Asakusa (video)Tokyo Tourism: Shibuya Station (video)Tokyo Tourism: The ...
Tokyo Tourism: Shibuya Station
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Tokyo Tourism: Shibuya Station

Shibuya Station is located at the famous Shibuya Crossing. It was a relatively uneventful experience, but something we wanted to take note of nonetheless.Related Posts:Tokyo Tourism: The Tokyo Subway – Getting Help (video)Tokyo Tourism: Walking to the Skytree (video)Tokyo Tourism: Taking the Tobu Line from Skytree Station to Asakusa (video)Tokyo Tourism: The Tokyo Subway – People Staring ...
Tokyo Tourism: Walking to the Skytree
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Tokyo Tourism: Walking to the Skytree

After a 6-week trip to India, we were happy to be in Tokyo instead of Delhi. In this video, we walk from our vacation rental to the Tokyo Skytree (a popular tourist destination and also a Tokyo subway station).Related Posts:Tokyo Tourism: Taking the Tobu Line from Skytree Station to Asakusa (video)Tokyo Tourism: The Tokyo Subway – People Staring at Their Smartphones (video)Tokyo Tourism: ...
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