Tokyo, Japan | Photo Diary

Almost two months later and I’m finally getting around to uploading my photos from Japan, the final leg of my Asia Trip.  After Thailand and Singapore I found myself wandering around Tokyo alone for a few days while I waited for Candis to meet me after her honeymoon (in the Maldives, how dreamy) so we could spend the week together.  A huge thank you to Denise + Ashley, two of my expat friends from Hawaii, for taking such good care of me while I was alone.  I can’t wait until you two visit me in Vegas.

Between searching out ramen shops and honing our purikura skills we managed to visit a temple, explore Odaiba, trek from Shibuya to Shinjuku on foot, and eat at the Tsukiji Fish Market.  My only regret is not making it to Tokyo DisneySea or Universal Studios for Harry Potter, but theres always next time.

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I was really lucky to have Ash and Denise in Japan to take me out; Hawaii is such a tight knit community and its always so refreshing to connect with someone from home, especially halfway across the world.  How awesome is the view from Denise’s apartment though.

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A few meals with friends and a few meals alone.  Traveling solo really pushed my comfort level for the better, I recommend everyone to try it at least once.  Its a struggle but you learn a lot about yourself along the way.

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Sensoji Temple, Asakusa

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Watching the sunset in Odaiba while sharing a bottle of whiskey and some crepes.  So romantic.  Candis also convicted me to ride what was once the worlds largest ferris wheel in a fully transparent compartment.

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One evening we decided that, in order to make room for a fifth meal, we should walk from Shibuya through Harajuku and back to Shinjuku instead of taking the train.  Japan is one of the countries I think its safe enough to do this; I’m not even sure I would walk that far at night in America.  The weather was mostly perfect and we fueled up at little bars along the way.

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We arrived at the Tsukiji Fish Market near closing and randomly selected a shop based off of “what looked popular.”  Little did we know that our choice, Sushi Dai, was considered the top sushi bar at the market… and thus we waited in line for two hours.  It was worth it.  Needless to say the restaurant was omakase style, but since we decided to share all the fish came out at once– perfect for photos 😉

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Japan was sort of the last minute add-on the the trip, but I’m so glad we went.  I decided that I could pretty much survive off of ramen, gyoza and Strong Zero forever.

& That concludes my journey through Asia~

xxLK

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