Linaka at the Ryokan

Day 5: An Afternoon Traveling to Hakone

After spending our morning at Hanazono antique market and exploring Shinjuku we boarded our train to Hakone. The Hakone 31 was a very spacious train and after experiencing several crowded subways and trains, it was a nice break to have…
AnimeJapan 2014

Day 4: AnimeJapan 2014 in Tokyo

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…
Chuzenji Town

Day 3: A day in Nikko Japan

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…
Akihabara toy models

Day 2: An Afternoon in Akihabara Tokyo

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…
Ueno Gates

Day 2: A Morning in Ueno Tokyo

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…
Sensouji Temple

Day 1: First day in Asakusa, Tokyo

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…