Category Japan

Day 4: AnimeJapan 2014 in Tokyo

AnimeJapan 2014

Today marked the first day of AnimeJapan 2014. According to Japan Guide, up until 2013 it was previously known as the Tokyo International Anime Fair. Since Linaka and I had been to other conventions we expected something similar to MCM…

Day 3: A day in Nikko Japan

Chuzenji Town

After spending a day with our tour guide Michiko, she informed us that today marked the Vernal Equinox Day, a public holiday in Japan. It basically meant that our trip to Nikko would be a crowded one since many people…

Day 2: An Afternoon in Akihabara Tokyo

Akihabara toy models

This is part of a series which records the first hand account of our first time trip to Japan in 2014. You can find Linaka’s account on her blog. After spending our morning in Ueno, our tour guide Michiko took…

Day 2: A Morning in Ueno Tokyo

Ueno Gates

Today Linaka and I spent the morning in Ueno Tokyo. The forecast was rain all day and this limited the number of places we could visit, so we enjoyed most of the day indoors; however, we did spend some time…

Day 1: First day in Asakusa, Tokyo

Sensouji Temple

Introduction Linaka and I had never been to Japan before. The bus ride from Nartia airport to Asakusa, Tokyo was a long one. The journey from the airport slowly revealed parts of the city; however, there were sound barriers on…