Japan — Kansai Region Day 1

Nara — Day 1 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kansai Region We visited the Kansai Region in the middle of our 14-day Japan trip (+2 days for round-trip travel between Vancouver and Tokyo). The temperature was a little cooler compared to Tokyo, at around 15–20°C during the day. We had 3 cities on our itinerary — Osaka, Kyoto,Continue reading “Japan — Kansai Region Day 1”

Japan — Kantō Region Day 5

Tokyo — Day 5 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kanto Region I really enjoyed our 5 days in the Kanto Region. I definitely think we tried to pack a lot in our day, but that was because there was so much to see! Tokyo is an amazing city and it was nice to see the country-sideContinue reading “Japan — Kantō Region Day 5”

Japan — Kantō Region Day 4

Kawaguchiko — Day 4 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kanto Region We headed to Kawaguchiko, an ‘onsen’ (hotspring) town with a good view of Mt. Fuji, on Day 4. Lake Kawaguchi, which the town is named after, is part of the Fuji Five Lakes. It is the most easily accessible of the five making it aContinue reading “Japan — Kantō Region Day 4”

Japan — Kantō Region Day 3

Tokyo — Day 3 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kanto Region Day 3 was another beautiful day, and this time without the cold morning and evening rain. We spent Day 3 visiting the many attractions in Shinjuku and Shibuya. Shinjuku and Shibuya are both known as the entertainment hubs of Tokyo. Shinjuku even has a red-lightContinue reading “Japan — Kantō Region Day 3”

Japan — Kantō Region Day 2

Tokyo — Day 2 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kanto Region The day started off cloudy and cold, got warmer throughout the day and ended with a downpour! Day 2 took us to a variety of districts in Tokyo. Each district has its own culture— Shimokitazawa is hip, Chiyoda is traditional, Nihonbashi is business and AkihabaraContinue reading “Japan — Kantō Region Day 2”

Japan — Kantō Region Day 1

Tokyo — Day 1 of a 5-Day Trip in Japan’s Kanto Region We spent the first 5 days of our 14-day Japan vacation in the Kanto Region — in particular, Tokyo and Kawaguchiko. It was November when we visited, the weather in Kanto was warm with temperatures around 20°C during the day. It does get a little cooler inContinue reading “Japan — Kantō Region Day 1”