Tokyo, Japan

Cherry blossom time

This year, I planned my Tokyo trip for the beginning of April so that I’d be able to marvel at the magnificent cherry blossoms. I was so excited that I didn’t even sleep after my flight – I headed straight to the park. Shinjuku Gyoen Park is very popular at this time of the year because there are so many cherry trees. Sure enough, everyone was trying to get the perfect shot: family members lined up for a memorable portrait, tacky romantic wedding pictures were taken and, of course, people were trying to snap the perfect selfie next to the gorgeous blossoms.

On my way to Ginza, I stopped off at Shibuya station. The station’s first floor was a nice spot to look down at the legendary Shibuya Crossing, famous for its appearance in the movie “Lost in Translation”. Upon arrival in Ginza, I went to the Bulgari Cafe for my afternoon tea appointment. They served a fine selection of sweet and salty snacks, beautifully arranged in little Japanese-style boxes. The mini-burger in particular was a highlight for micro-food enthusiasts like me!

Later, I made my way to the Sensō-ji Temple in Asakusa: worlds away from modern city life. In accordance with their traditions, many people come here and perform all sorts of rituals, thus ensuring their good fortune…

Having been fulfilled spiritually, I was ready for some running sushi at Shionzushi, back in Shinjuku. I helped myself to so many portions that my tower of little plates from the conveyor belt nearly collapsed everywhere.

Favorite spots

  • Bulgari Ginza Tower

    Bar, Café, Restaurant, Shop

    Ginza Tower 2-7-12 Ginza

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  • Cafe Kitsune

    Café, Shop

    3-17-1 Minami-Aoyama

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  • Karaoke Kan

    Activity, Bar

    25-6 Udagawa-chō

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  • Opening Ceremony

    Shop

    6-7-1-B Jingumae

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  • Senso-ji Temple

    Activity

    2 Chome-3-1 Asakusa

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  • Shibuya Crossing

    Activity

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  • Shinjuku Gyoen Park

    Activity

    11 Naiotomachi

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  • Shionzushi

    Restaurant

    3-25 Shinjuku-ku