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Japan: Day 19 – Imperial Palace Gardens


I was adamant that I wanted to see the gardens of the Imperial Palace before we left Tokyo. We had tried once before and been foiled because the opening times in our guide book were incorrect. Because of the rest of our itinerary, today was not only our last but our only opportunity to do so. The pouring rain that kept us inside yesterday hadn’t let up much but we resolved to go and have a look anyway. Continue reading

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Japan: Day 18 Tokyo Shopping

We booked into a hotel at Haneda airport for the last 2 nights of our stay in Tokyo as we have a very early flight out and didn’t fancy getting up really early to make it. On our second to last full day in Japan we spent most of our time shopping around a very rainy Tokyo and moving to the airport hotel. Continue reading

Holiday, Photography, Travel

Japan Day 17: Tokyo, Akihabara & river trip (12/04/2015)


Today we visited Senso-ji, a temple on the Lonely Planet must see list, took a cruise down the Sumida river to the Hamarikyu gardens and spent the afternoon shopping. The temple was a bit disappointing and the river cruise was relaxing and a different way to travel round the city but not hugely interesting. The gardens were beautiful.

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