Category Archives: Japan

Inokashira Park

On Saturday 19/12 we spent the afternoon at Inokashira Park, and enjoying the trip to and from the park. On the way there we stopped and had a great lunch in the Main Street.    The first stop at the … Continue reading

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Ueno Park

After visiting the Metropolitan Building for views of Mt Fuji we caught the train to Ueno Park. On the way we did hop off at a place called Yanaka, which is known as ‘Old Tokyo’, we walked around for a … Continue reading

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Views of Mt Fuji

On about 100 days each year, the weather and air are clear enough to get good views from the Tokyo Metropolitan Building in Shinjuku, mostly in the mornings. On Friday 18/12 since the sky was looking very clear we headed … Continue reading

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Meiji Shrine

Also on our first day, on the other side of Yoyogi Park, we visited the Meiji Shrine. This huge shrine is dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife Empress Shoken. There is a long walk through the … Continue reading

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Tokyo Daibutsu (Buddha), Jourenji Temple

On Thursday 17/12 we visited one of The Great Buddhas at Jourenji Temple in Itabashi-ku. This Buddha was originally built in 1977 to commemorate the victims of WWII and the victims of the Great Kanto earthquake of 1923. At 13m … Continue reading

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Kyu Asakura House

On Wednesday 16/12 we visited an historic traditional house in Daikanyama, built by the then Chairman of Tokyo’s Prefectural Assembly. The house and gardens are both amazing.   We could go through most of the rooms inside, the kids loved … Continue reading

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Yoyogi Park

On our first full day in Tokyo, Tuesday 15/12, we walked up our street away from Shibuya Centre to Yoyogi Park. It’s a big park full of Cherry Trees, although they currently have no leaves in the middle of winter. … Continue reading

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We have arrived in Tokyo

The flight from Brisbane to Tokyo was nine hours, being a daytime flight the kids didn’t sleep and so they got to watch lots of movies and they didn’t complain.  We arrived in Tokyo at 6pm (7pm Brisbane time) and … Continue reading

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