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Aug
18
2012

A Stroll through Ueno Park

Written by Stephenie Harrison August 18, 2012
Posted in Japan

On our second day in Tokyo, we were still a bit jet lagged, but managed to sleep in until the respectable hour of 6:30 am. And this was despite another interrupted night’s sleep due to a rather oblivious dormmate, who seemed incapable of learning proper dorm etiquette (like not turning on the overhead light at […]

Aug
16
2012

After a much needed nap, Tony & I forced ourselves out of bed in search of a 100 Yen shop and some dinner. We were still feeling pretty groggy (I may have resorted to slapping my own face once or twice in an attempt to wake myself up) as we stumbled from the hostel, but […]

Following our jaunt to Tsukiji Fish Market, we killed several hours wandering around the streets of Tokyo, trying to get a feel for the city. Almost immediately after leaving the fish market, we stumbled upon a set of bustling alleyways filled with stalls and shops selling many of the same goods that had been available […]

Jet lag is a cruel mistress, so even though Tony & I had been awake for something verging on 28 hours by the time we had checked into our hostel and settled into our bed, we only managed to get approximately 3.5 hours of sleep before we found ourselves wide awake. Although we were certain […]

Aug
09
2012

We Made It!

Written by Stephenie Harrison August 9, 2012
Posted in Japan

We’ve been awake for 28+ hours at this point, but consider this photo proof that after three flights (totaling about 15 hours) we made it to Japan! The fact that we are posting the photo proves we then managed to navigate the Tokyo rail system and then the unnamed streets and alleyways in order to […]

Jul
20
2012

Our Japan Itinerary

Written by Stephenie Harrison July 20, 2012
Posted in Japan, Pre-trip

With just under three weeks to go (!) before we get on a plane bound for Tokyo, Tony & I figured it was probably a good idea to finally decide on some kind of an itinerary for Japan. I know many travel veterans subscribe to the whole “don’t plan too much” school of trip-taking, and […]