On this trip to Tokyo I wanted to explore a completely unique and different side to the city.
Tokyo is constantly full of new places to discover which I hadn’t previously thought about visiting yet which makes Tokyo a city that you can keep visiting time after time.
My main purpose of my trip to Japan was to explore Fukuoka, but why not stop off in Tokyo for a few days to break up the journey and enjoy a different side of Japan.
Flying with Japan Airlines from London to Tokyo
This was my first time flying with JAL and I enjoyed the experience very much. I was pleasantly surprised by the service and wonderful features that are offered to Economy travellers.
JAL Airlines offers flights from London Heathrow airport direct to Haneda, Tokyo International airport.
Friendly and welcoming staff, a large selection of Hollywood movies to choose from and the food and drink service was fantastic and Japanese.
Loved getting a Haagen Dazs ice cream in the sky, it took me by surprise!
I liked that you had a power point to charge your laptop and you could also use the onboard wifi so you can be productive and make them most out of your flying time in the sky.
A unique stay in Tokyo, sleep in a book shelf.
Looking for a unique place to stay in Tokyo? Look no further than Book & Bed Tokyo located in Ikebukuro.
Be surrounded by thousands of books in this one of a kind hostel concept.
Sleep amongst the book shelves in capsule style rooms and when you get board, dive into any book you can find.
Extremely fun and great to try for a night stay in Tokyo.
Take a slower pace of life and explore the Sugamo shopping district
Sugamo is a shopping district along the Yamanote line that famously caters to the elderly population of Tokyo.
Here you will find shops that cater to a more traditional audience, and you will notice that a lot of the price tags are a little bigger than expected to help the older generation with their daily duties.
You will also find the Koganji temple here that is too said to offer many healing benefits to worshippers.
Be sure to stop by the store that only sells Red pants, which is said to bring you luck in your old age, how about that for a gift to remember your visit to Tokyo.
Experience Sushi high above the Tokyo Skyline
Gonpachi Sushi was a perfect location to sample Sushi for the first time in Tokyo.
High above the skyline you can see surrounding districts of Tokyo making it a perfect lunch setting and the establishment was rather modern with a lovely selection of tasty sushi to please your taste buds.
Checking out Shibuya and the world famous crossing
Shibuya is world famous for its popular road crossing as locals and visitors wait for the count down, you can witness hundreds of people crossing in multiple directions.
For me it was a chance to visit the popular statue of Hatchi Japans beloved dog which can be found next to the train station and by the crossing.
Shibuya is a youthful area with great vibes with many bars and places to eat.
You can even visit a VR Center to play games with your friends in virtual reality.
Check out the Nezu Museum
If Japanese history is what you’re looking for, head to the Nezu Museum.
Here you can find a wide selection of ancient pottery that’s on display.
The architecture of the building is worth a visit in it’s self and an added bonus included in your ticket is a visit to the Japanese garden out the back.
A little quiet paradise that can be found in the heart of busy Tokyo.
Head down to Omotesando area
Omotesando area has a wide selection of shops and unique cafes to choose from, you can even visit a cafe that is also a stationary shop and take part in some drawing whilst you enjoy a coffee, how fun!
Takeshita-Dori Street is close by where you will find most of the young Japanese population like to hang out and visit their favourite shops, you never know what you might find along this street.
Eat at JAKEN for a good Teppan-yaki in Tokyo
Feeling hungry? Try some of Japans tasty dishes at Teppan-yaki JAKEN, with its fantastic personal atmosphere and well selected menu.
Be sure to book in advance as the venue is rather small and great for close friends to enjoy.
Once you’ve finished be sure to hang around the Ikebukuro area for fun nightlife and kareoke if you’re brave enough.
Be sure to travel from Haneda, Tokyo International Airport.
Haneda airport is easy to reach from Tokyo city by using the Monorail Skytrain.
If you want to travel around Japan and outside of Tokyo, Haneda airport offers many domestic routes from the domestic terminal with JAL.
My flight was on time and was comfortable and quick to travel to Fukuoka in the south of Japan.
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Thank you for reading and enjoy exploring Tokyo, Japan.
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