Japan: Day 3 - Tokyo Tower & Arrival at Kyoto

We are only on day 3 and already the trip's beginning to take its toll on us. For my mother, it's understandable. Me? I have no excuse- I'm in my early/mid twenties with a bedtime of 9pm (okay, maybe that's exaggerating a little).

But there's not stopping us- thankfully the day turned out to be sunny!
Kyoto awaits us and so we trek up the hill leading to the Tokyo Tower.
A lot of Hello Kitty Souvenirs on the 1st floor.

Beautiful views of Tokyo atop the Tower
That's Mt. Fuji hidden behind the clouds in the distance
Rode up to the highest observatory of the Tower for some more spectacular city views.

And we fell in love with the cutest Japanese couple, who let us take their picture.

Back at the mid-foot of the tower...

I was re-united with an old (childhood teen) flame.

Parting is such sweet sorrow- not only did I have to say goodbye to Pikachu, but to Tokyo.
2 days and a half was definitely not enough, but it was better than nothing.

L: Subway Station; R: Aboard the Shinkansen
Here's a little of what it's like:

Tokyo -> Kyoto = 2:30 hours
Not too shabby, eh?

In good company.

Lugging our luggage (ha) to the hotel and checking in, settling in again and trying to find a good place to eat took up some of our time.
And I got distracted by a lot of things. I mean, check these out!

After a delicious dinner (of an assorted sushi plate, nonetheless) we headed back to the hotel because, you guessed it, another long day lay ahead!

My Flickr Photostream for more photos

If you've missed the previous entries:
Japan: Day 1
Japan: Day 2



  1. 1. Your hair looks GORGEOUS.
    2. How cute is the picture with Pikachu! :D (And I love your sandals)
    3. That couple is adorable!! :D

    1. Aw, why thank you! :)
      Those sandals are getting old, but I don't want to part with them yet...

  2. Aww man, so cool! I want to visit japan one day. Do you speak Japanese? I know nothing and im scared that I'll be lost in translation big time!

    1. I want to go back and visit again!
      I didn't (and still don't) know one word in Japanese- well, except arigato- but I got around just fine! Most people speak, and if not they understand, English. But they're SO nice that even if they don't speak English, they'll try their best to understand you and help you. :)

  3. The view from the tower is SPECTACULAR! I soo wish I could have been there. I would love to see Japanese school girls in their cute uniforms and a giant pikachu haha x

    1. I love views of a city from up high- you can still feel it buzzing with so many people and motion.
      You never know, you may have your own experiences and memories of Japan one day too :)

  4. OMG Pikachu and Hello Kitty <3 Everything looks so HUGE!
    And no worries, I go to bed super early too xD

    1. There was not enough Pikachu, in my opinion haha
      Phew- good to know I'm not the only one! :)