Pop Culture Overload

Originally published on Blogger on 16 March 2015 Wow. Akihabara…… Mecca for Japanese pop culture, anime, manga, video gaming, and the like. A whole day of loud, extreme, full on….. My head is still spinning. We emerged from one shop and I said to Finn it must be almost dinner time….. It was 3.30pm. Can’t…

First Day In Tokyo

Originally posted on Blogger 14 March 2015 Well, after an afternoon nap we headed out into Shinjuku. Shinjuku station is the busiest station in THE WORLD!! It’s crazy, people everywhere. We stopped at 7/11, very entertaining, and grabbed a snack, very yummy. Then wandered down to Tokyu Hands, a large department store, with heaps of…

Why Japan Stole My Heart

I first visited Japan in March last year, 2015. I had always been fascinated with the culture, the food and the anime. When I asked my kids where in the world they would most like to go, Japan came up in everyone’s top three. So, having always wanted to visit, we began planning our trip….