Category: Adventures

Insane Hair
Awesome Hairstyles

Day 3 – Shop ‘til You Drop, But Don’t Miss Your Flight

8 am – Harajuku. Mention Harajuku and people instantly think of harajuku girls and Gwen Stefani’s song which introduced them to the world. Well today you will have the option of getting photos of the girls who dress in all the outrageous clothing, before you check out the freshest fashions Tokyo has to offer. The best day to see

Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura)
Daibutsu (Great Buddha of Kamakura)

If you read 69 Hours in Tokyo – Part 1, and followed my advice, then you’ll have already sampled some ridiculously good sushi, gone to the park to see how Tokyoites relax and, hopefully, had an amazing adventure in Shinjuku, the details of which you can’t wait to regale your friends with. Well, today will be completely

Tuna Restaurant near Tsukiji Fish Market
Restaurant near Tsukiji Fish Market (Photo: Henry Altamirano)

I’ve been to Tokyo 6 times in the past 4 years and I’m going back for lucky number 7 in 69 days. Tokyo is an ultra-modern city with serious cultural roots. Contradictions are commonplace in Tokyo. A woman in a traditional kimono on the latest cell phone, a Sumo wrestler with his hair greased and

Venice Canal at night
Venice at Night

For those of you who had trouble catching up with me in 2010, I understand. Sometimes even I wasn’t sure where I was going to be from week to week, even more so than previous years.

Here’s the list of places I visited:

Omoide Yokocho - Memory Lane
My First Glimpse of Yakitori Alley

Omoide Yokocho (Yakitori Alley) is one of my all-time favorite places, not just in Japan, anywhere in the world. If you ask me what to do or where to go in Tokyo, Japan, I will send you there.

Omoide Yokocho translates as “Memory Lane.”  It is an interesting look into what Japan was like

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