Japan 2017/18 Day 1: Arrival, Shibuya and Nakano

Japan 2017/18 Day 1: Arrival, Shibuya and Nakano

An eventful first day in Japan has concluded. I went for shopping in Shibuya after a long flight and had a great dinner party with friends.

Japan 2018 – Itinerary Update

Japan 2018 – Itinerary Update

In less than one week I will be sitting in a plane heading to Tokyo. For the fourth time I set off to a journey to explore this country full of tradition, technology and culinary experiences.

Japan 2018 Trip Itinerary – Visiting Japan in Winter

Japan 2018 Trip Itinerary – Visiting Japan in Winter

My next trip to Japan is coming up! And while I am still in the middle of planning I would like to give you an idea of what my plans look like for my fourth journey to the Eastern country. Compared to my previous trips it will be cold for sure. This time I will spend 16 days in Japan, departing shortly after Christmas. 

Japanreise 2016

Japanreise 2016

Im März und April habe ich zwei Wochen in Japan verbracht. Während meiner dritten Reise habe ich mir nicht nur bekannte Orte wie Tokyo, sondern auch ganz neue Gebiete wie Okinawa angesehen.

J16 #13: Departure

J16 #13: Departure

Although my plane departed at 10:30 and I had to be at the airport at 8:30, I squeezed a last activity into my schedule: visiting Tsukiji.

J16 #12: Kanamara Matsuri & Tokyo

J16 #12: Kanamara Matsuri & Tokyo

The last full day has come, but this will not be the final entry. Before leaving Japan I have to return to Tokyo first, where I would stay the last night. But before arriving in Tokyo I make a little detour to the infamous Kanamara festival in Kawasaki, better known under a different name.

J16 #04: AnimeJapan

J16 #04: AnimeJapan

Saturday and Sunday I spent most of the time at AnimeJapan. The anime themed convention is the biggest of its kind and took place at Tokyo Big Sight, famous for the even bigger event Comiket.

J16 #03: Todai, Yasukuni, Akiba and Shibuya

J16 #03: Todai, Yasukuni, Akiba and Shibuya

Today I started my day at the Tokyo University or Toudai, one of the international established universities of Japan. Since I just went on a wimp I was very surprised by the many students in formal wear.

J16 #02: Shopping, Kamakura and Enoshima

J16 #02: Shopping, Kamakura and Enoshima

The second day was dedicated to shopping on the one hand, on the other to visiting Kamakura and Enoshima outside of Tokyo.

J16 #01: Ueno, Shinjuku and Chihayafuru

J16 #01: Ueno, Shinjuku and Chihayafuru

To quickly continue where I left of last time, I looked for and found my Airbnb near the market Ameyoko. The small flat is located in the 8th floor and contained the basic amenities. Just depositing my luggage and picking up my rental WiFi router I went on to explore the neighborhood.