Past meets future, modern meets traditional – this is Tokyo. Even before the arrival we had a unique experience as we came from Kyoto via Shinkansen, the fastest train in the world. I had been incredibly excited to have a short visit to the capital of Japan. It was a rush visit but I still managed to see quite a lot.
When you come here, one of the most important sights to see is the Senso-ji Temple in the heart of the city. From here you can go to the Skytree close by, which is an observation deck and gives you a great view, especially at sunset. The Imperial Palace is a must if you want to explore more Japanese history and culture.
This city is a great place for shopping as well and here I recommend Ginza and Shibuya with its huge department and luxury stores illuminated during the night. In Shibuya you also find the biggest street crossing in the world, where more than 1000 people walk from one side to the other in less than one minute.
For a great panoramic view over Shinagawa have a trip to Odaiba where you can have a walk and visit the replica of the Statue of Liberty. On my second day in Tokyo I decided to spend a half-day in Disneyland and it’s definitely worth it, as Mickey Mouse & Co are always fun.
Coming to Japan gives you a great opportunity for trying many different kinds of restaurants and tastes you probably don’t find in many other cities. As a recommendation, I can give you the Nobu Restaurant, which is very sophisticated — but expensive as well. A very good Teppanyaki you will get in the Kurosawa restaurant. Ninja Akasaka offers a great mix of Sushi and Sashimi as well as the famous Kobe beef. Famous among foreigners is the Robatayaki Inakaya. I always suggest booking a table as restaurants are usually small and full.
If you want to have a cocktail and relax in a rooftop bar I suggest the Sky Lounge Stellar Garden from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Tokyo Tower.
For my visit to this metropolis I decided to stay in the Park Hotel Tokyo as it offers you a nice panoramic view over the city as well as the Tokyo Tower. It’s very well connected to Ginza and the most touristic places. Taxis are always available and people are very helpful and supportive. I left with a very positive impression of Tokyo, as the city is very clean, well organised and the infrastructure is great. There is surely much more to explore and I can’t wait to return.
First Outfit (black white)
Pinko leather top, David Lerner pants, Casadei heels, Celine Boston bag, Ray Ban glasses
Dolce&Gabbana silk top, One Teaspoon shorts, Dior handbag, Hermes flats, Celine sunnies
Maje dress, Louis Vuitton scarf, Lady Dior bag