15 Things We Loved About Tokyo & 7 That We Didn’t

Today I’m sharing 15 things we loved about Tokyo and 7 that we didn’t. If you’ve been following this series, you’ll note that today’s post follows a much different format.

As the largest city in the world based on population and third largest by area, Tokyo is overwhelming. There is so much of everything that I didn’t know where to start in creating a city guide.

First, determine what you want to see or do. Tokyo abounds with shopping, historical sights, museums, theme parks, natural wonders, dining options, and more. Do your research and create a list then determine where each point of interest lies within the city.

Next, plan your activities by neighborhood. Visiting all the sights in a specific district considerably lessens the time you’ll spend transiting between neighborhoods. On a first-time visit, you should be able to enjoy all of your most important sights (with good planning, of course)!

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Kyoto Itinerary 3 Days in Japan’s Cultural Capital

Kyoto conjures romantic images of wooden architecture, atmospheric alleys, and poised, graceful geishas. For this reason, it is one of Japan’s most touristed cities and a must-stop locale on any first-timers 2-week itinerary.

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Magical Miyajima: A Quiet Respite in Hiroshima Bay

All great trips should have some downtime built in! On my 2-Week Japan Itinerary for First Timers, that downtime comes in Miyajima. On your way to this idyllic island refuge, you can make a stop in Hiroshima with enough time to tour the important sights of this humbling city.

Miyajima

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