Tokyo Station & Akihabara

After our short and super sweet visit to Kyoto & Nara, we resumed our adventure in Tokyo. On our first day back, we decided to explore the Tokyo Station & Akihabara area, two very iconic places in Tokyo. Also, it was Andy’s birthday!

Tokyo Imperial Palace

We started our day by taking the infamous Yamanote Line to Tokyo Station. This station itself is a landmark that I wanted to see, but unfortunately, a significant part of it was under construction. This wasn’t too big of a deal if it wasn’t for the fact that we’re terrible at directions and all of the detour signs made us lost for a while.

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Traveling to Tokyo

The First Day in the New Year

Jan 1. Midnight, the new year had begun and my flight to Tokyo that morning drew near. I’d like to say that I was really excited, but I was mostly scared. I’ve never lived in a country so foreign on my own. I didn’t know what to expect. I didn’t know the language and I wasn’t familiar with the culture. There was just too much to be unsure about. Still, I knew that my move was inevitable, so I pushed my fear aside, and spent the rest of the morning planning for my grand adventure ahead.

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