Tokyo was my most favourite place to visit on this trip. There’s something about it that makes me feel comforted.
I’ve heard a lot about the area I was staying – Hibiya. It’s where my dad usually go whenever his company sends him to Japan on a business trip. Hibiya is a food haven filled with rows and rows of stores in the alleyway in the evening. Although I didn’t get to try any of them, I did try something else that was absolutely delicious!
Hibiya Park near where we stayed. On weekend mornings, there will be tons of food stalls like these all around the park. During the time we visited, there was a beef festival going on. All the food there was beef, beef and more beef! They had beer there too.
|Tsukushiya, behind Tokyo Midtown Hibiya
One of the best places I’ve went this trip for food. It was behind Tokyo Midtown Hibiya and you had to make a choice of what you wanted to eat before you get in.
You have the option of choosing seafood, beef or chicken. After making your choice, you will be led to a certain floor and over there you can make your order. My family and I settled for beef instead of chicken and beef (we could only choose one!) and it was the best choice we’ve ever made.
I didn’t take a picture of what we ate or what the menu looked like, but we ordered ox tongue, grilled scallop and a spaghetti carbonara. Although it was on the pricey side (¥6,000 including 3 cups of tea), it was absolutely worth it. I’ve always wanted to try an izakaya style dining and this would probably be the closest!
PLACES TO GO
Aside from eating, we spent a lot of time walking from place to place. Here are some of my favourites.
I knew I wanted to visit an art museum in Japan. There were tons of it, especially in Nagoya, but I’ve sent my heart on Mori Art Museum
knowing it’d be the best. The exhibition changes every few months. This time it was architecture in Japan. The entrance fee was originally ¥1,800 (USD 15.99) however we got it for ¥1,600 per person, all thanks to a travel brochure we picked up in the hotel!
Although there were only some places where we are allowed to take pictures when we were inside, it was very limited. We were allowed to film a designated spots too.
If you’re a stationery lover, you will definitely spend hours in Itoya
, Ginza. Imagine a building, 10 floors of stationery, from postcards, fountain pens, notebooks and so much more. Once you’re tired, you can ride the lift to the 12th floor and enjoy a drink at Stylo Cafe, overlooking Ginza.
You can also visit another Itoya building that’s located on the road behind this! That one is more focused on notebooks, journals and calligraphy materials.
You can read more about Itoya here
Although there were a lot more places that I’ve visited, I spent most of my time in Japan eating delicious food and walking around. I didn’t have the chance to take a picture of most of the places but there’s still next time!
I hoped you enjoyed my little travel blog post! It was great to go to Japan again and a different region from the first time I’ve been there. Cheers to more travels in the future!