Finally! i get a little time to write about the last part of our trip: Shanghai!
After 2 weeks of touring Japan we finally arrived in Tokyo!
We went directly to Shibuya, one of Tokyo's busiest railway stations and we were lucky not to be there on rush hour. Next to the station is the famous statue of the dog Hachiko. We walked to Harajuku to see all the teenagers in costumes at the Jingu Bashi (Cosplay) but sadly there were none :-( We then decided to take a walk through the Meiji jingu garden and visit the shrine located on the north part of the garden. We were not very lucky that day :-( it started to rain and we had to wait like an hour at the Meiji shrine for the rain to stop at least enough to get to the metro station without being completely soaked.
And the adventure continues!
Next time, our last stop in Japan: Tōkyō!
Well, after 5 days of staying just one night at different places, we finally arrived at Kyōto, where we spend 2 whole days :-)
We visited the Imperial Garden an the former Imperial Palace -you need a special permit to visit the Palace, which we didn’t have, because we don’t really plan things ahead- but the garden was very nice!
We spend our 1st whole day outside of Kyoto and visited a Bamboo Forest and the famous Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion of Kyōto. The weather was really bad and it kept raining the whole time and there were really a LOT of tourists! You could not take your time to take pictures and since it was raining, you almost got hit or poked by umbrellas. We tried to make the best of it anyway.
PS. Sorry for my lack of words on this post, but we are on a plane on our way to Shanghai and I’m just exhausted!
Until next time!
I’m back and still a tiny little bit behind on this Japan adventure. You have to know that we really do a lot during the day and are completely exhausted at night. I actually do all my writing & picture checking on the train. Then when we get to the hotel/ryokan I upload all, which takes much more longer than you might think. And now that you know it, please don’t mind my grammar, misspelling or any lost train of thoughts. Thank you!
After a short meal at the park we went to the Kōkoen, which are beautiful gardens just to the west of Himejijō. Look at those huge Koi in the pond on the 3rd picture! The gardens were a beautiful way of finishing our visit in Himeji :-)
I hope you had a very nice birthday my love!
On the next post: Kyōto! See you!