I honestly do not know how to start this blog post because it’s, again, been a while since my last post. I really feel sorry for being so poor in maintaining this blog. haha! But anyway, hello there! I finally had the time and energy to do this blog post because this trip is worth remembering and sharing, and plus I think I miss writing. Wow?
As we all know, Japan is indeed a beautiful country and has been everyone’s dream destination, I mean who wouldn’t? My family has been planning to visit Japan for like how many years already and it’s just now that we’ve finally decided to push it through because everyone in the family is already “somewhat” financially capable(?) Lol, I mean we, the kids, are already working and earning “some” cash. We don’t want to go to Japan not financially ready because we all know, Japan’s a first-world country – thus an expensive one.
Our trip was 11 days long last March 5-16 because decided to visit the three cities – Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka. Well, we just wanted to make the most of our trip since we’re already there. During our trip, winter season was ending and spring was coming, so it was still very cold (for me as a person who is living in a very humid country). Our itinerary is also a DIY, if you ask. We didn’t hire any agency, it was all pure research.
WARNING! Long post full of photos ahead! 😀
Day 1 – Arrival, Shibuya
Day 2 – Ueno, Harajuku
Day 3 – Tokyo Disneysea
As usual, to save time, we already got our tickets before getting to Tokyo Disneysea via Klook.
Tip when visiting Tokyo Disneysea, research about how the FASTPASS system works to save time from the insane queue of the main attractions. I swear if I were to compare I think the number of tourists in Tokyo Disneysea is twice the number of tourists in HK Disneyland, really that insane. Queuing time for the main attractions usually is at least 2 hours. That’s why we were just able to ride 2 main attractions (Toy Story Mania and Journey to the center of the earth) and 3 minor ones.
Day 4 – Tsukiji Fish Market, Shinjuku National Garden, Akihabara
Day 5 – Gotemba Premium Outlets, Oshino Hakkai, Lake Kawaguchi
For our last day in Tokyo, we had our Mt. Fuji Day tour. We booked our day tour package via KKDay for only about Php2,734. Since the English tours were already fully-booked, we just booked the Chinese tour, but luckily our tour guide knows how to speak English and she tried her best to translate the tour for us.
I highly recommend you book a package tour if you want to have some sightseeing of Mt. Fuji via Klook or KKDay. Best to book ahead because it gets fully-booked fast.
That’s it for our 5-day stay in Tokyo. Watch out for our Kyoto and Osaka trip on my next posts. 🙂Tags: cherry blossoms, Itinerary, japan, spring, Tokyo, travel, Travel Guide, WhenInJapan, WhenInTokyo, winter