Japan

Tokyo: Strolling through Akasaka (Hie Shrine, New Otani Garden, Toyokawa Inari Shrine, Nogi Shrine)

Tokyo is one of my favourite places to visit in Asia - and it is also very easy to visit with a baby. In fact, it is so easy (compared to Hong Kong) that we visited it twice within three months. Let me post a little bit about the different places we visited over the… Continue reading Tokyo: Strolling through Akasaka (Hie Shrine, New Otani Garden, Toyokawa Inari Shrine, Nogi Shrine)

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Hong Kong, Japan, Kowloon

Kowloon Walled City arcade in Japan

I just came across a very interesting blog post on Randomwire, where David wrote about a games arcade Japan that was built to look like a recreation of the Kowloon Walled City. Remember my earlier post about this lawless area of Hong Kong that has been demolished and turned into a park? Well, it seems… Continue reading Kowloon Walled City arcade in Japan

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Tokyo: Imperial Palace East Garden

Finally, on our last day, we visited the Imperial Palace East Garden. We had already been here the day before, on a Friday, when the entrance was closed. So we had to come back the next day, a cloudy Saturday. But we still enjoyed the visit. The entrance to the East Garden is the Ote-mon,… Continue reading Tokyo: Imperial Palace East Garden

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Tokyo: Metropolitan Government Building

Finally blue sky and sunshine over Tokyo... and what better way to make the most out of this weather then to visit the observatory deck on top of the two towers of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building? The best is that the observation decks are free of charge to the public! We walked a few… Continue reading Tokyo: Metropolitan Government Building