私は東京が大好き

We were afraid that we would end up sleeping half of the day away because of the time difference, but without setting an alarm we still managed to wake up around 10:00 a.m (thanks hostel roomies who were loud while packing up 😾).

We were pretty hungry and desprately needed coffee… What do people eat for breakfast here? We eventually chose a place out of pure desperation and of course we picked the one place that only served fish in everything that they had. Did I mention I don’t like fish? Well… Sometimes it’s O.K., but definitely not for breakfast! Needless to say I ate the rice that was under the fish (I tried the fish just in case, but it was what I expected- fishy). Afterwards we washed it down with some coffee from Starbucks (savior). 


We ended up walking towards the water out of pure curiosity and stumbled upon a ferry service. We decided to take the next boat out over to Hamarikyuteien. 


It dropped us right off onto an ancient Japanese garden that seemed like another world. The green of the banzai trees, grass and the water were so extreme that it didn’t seem real. 




As we walked along the different curving pathways there were signs pointing towards different attractions in the garden. My favorite part about gardens are the flowers (one allergy I can ignore for the time being). 


The fields were so open and beautiful. Locals and tourists would come here to view the natural beauty and relax on the soft grass. 

We eventually made our way back into the city in search for the Imperial Palace. There were major streets blocked off for pedestrian walk ways. Major fashion brands lined the streets and the smells of local restaurants cooking blew through the air.


Our feet started to hurt after a lot of walking so we stopped by a little park to sit until we gathered the energy again.



We reached the glorious palace that is still occupied today and sorrounded by guards. A moat lines the enormous palace which made it seem a mile away from where we could stand.


We then made our way over to Shibuya, one of the most famous locations in Tokyo for its arcades, restaurants, clubs and other “weird” things. 


After an amazing night out with outrageously good food we took the subway back to our hostel. And now I’m writing this post… Here’s two videos from earlier today and then when I turned the camera sideways for better quality at night 😉 

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(I’ll work on my video skills for the rest of the trip :p)

~ M + H

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