The Takeaway…Japan


I do apologize for the week and a half long silence. I have been traveling and spending time with family and friends. One place I recently visited was Japan. The land of the rising sun. Yes, the sun was visible for most of our visit, however, we did have some clouds and a few showers. Japan is an interesting country in many more ways than one. The food, the culture, the technology, and the fashion is reasons enough to visit. In this trip, I explored Tokyo and Hakone. Tokyo is one the world’s most populated cities, and has 23 wards or boroughs. We stayed in Shinjuku. Shinjuku alone is a great place to wander off in. Within Shinjuku, there is the Gyoen National Park, the Metropolitan Government Building, Don Quijote, and lots of good restaurants and street vendors. Of course, a visit to Tokyo is not complete unless you also explore Shibuya, Ginza, Roppongi, Odaiba, and other parts of the city that make Tokyo noteworthy.

The city is fast paced and clean. Yes, CLEAN. I’ve been to other cities such as San Francisco, Rome, Manila, New York, etc. But no city ever felt as clean as Tokyo. The air was clean, the sidewalks and grass were free of litter, and no noise pollution either. It was like the perfect city.

Also, they give such great service and NEVER expect a tip. How can you go wrong with that?

If you haven’t visited Japan yet, I highly recommend it. I’ve been to Hokkaido, Nagoya, Osaka, and now Tokyo. Japan is definitely a country you would want to put in your travel bucket list.

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