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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Waking Up in a New City
Jan 3. Waking up in Tokyo for the first time was such a shock. I half expected it to be a dream. It couldn’t be real, that I was in Tokyo. A feeling of excitement rushed over me as I pulled my curtains and looked out at an unrecognizable view. There was an entirely new city in front of me, calling to me to explore all that it had to offer.
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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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