Japan, May 2014: Day Four

17th May 2014

I’m not even sure what day it is, but I do know yesterday was crazy. Our day started at 4:30am as we had to be up early to catch the first subway train of the morning to Tokyo Station on the opposite side of the city. It was time to put our JR Pass to proper use and catch the Shinkansen to Shin-Aomori at the very north of the main…


Japan, May 2014: Arrived in Hokkaido

16th May 2014

Probably no blog tonight… Long day, feel rubbish and quite frankly we deserve to rest in our upgraded room! Aside from the fact you need a special key to get the lift to go to the floor, the coffee maker, mini bar and fancy toiletries etc… The best thing is the iPhone charger by the bedside! Finally some common sense!! I love Japan! The view is also amazing… But I’m…


Japan, May 2014: Day Three

15th May 2014

This will be a short one tonight. Jet lag and walking over 20 miles in the last three days means that we are in bed by 11pm. Today we visited Shibuya and the surrounding area. Shibuya is┬áJapan. Every time Japan is referenced on TV or in movies, the first image you will see is Shibuya crossing. The dramatic scene of an uncountable number of people streaming over pedestrian crossings that…


Japan, May 2014: Day Two

14th May 2014

Despite not sleeping for 30+hrs, our body clocks decided that 3hrs was plenty of time to recharge and that we should definitely get up to see a Tokyo sunrise. After wandering around our (surprisingly active for 4:30am) neighbourhood, we noted a few things. Firstly, the Japanese know how to party. It’s Wednesday morning, after a school night no less, and many are stumbling out of bars and restaurants as we’re…


Japan, May 2014: Day One

13th May 2014

Seven days ago, it was touch and go whether either of us would be fit enough to fly; however, we battled on and took a lot of (mostly prescribed) drugs to get here! So, after a week of drama, hospital visits and doctors appointments, we’ve finally landed in Tokyo! With our body clock screaming 1AM, we wandered around the building site of Narita’s Terminal One in search of the elusive…