May 8, 2008

Tokyo Bound

In a few hours I’ll be on a flight to Tokyo. I booked the flight about two weeks ago on a bit of whim. Flights were cheap-ish and I had a window of opportunity to get away.

My introduction to Tokyo was just over four years ago—about the same time Lost in Translation came out (love that movie). The trip was for business and the time spent was less than 48 hours. It was love at first sight and I vowed to go back on my on dime and time and explore.

Haven’t had too much time to plan what I’d like to do while there, although good food and photography are always a priority. No worries, the 13-hour flight will offer ample opportunity to read up on this dynamic metropolis.

If there are any Tokyo fans out there reading this I’d love to hear about your favorite things to do there.

Photograph: View of Tokyo from the Metropolitan Government Offices


Prêt à Voyager said...

Three cheers for buying a ticket on a whim! never made it to Tokyo, but I did love Japan (except it was a wee bit expensive). The vending machines and package design were the best!


Wendy said...

Hi Anne,
I'm fascinated by the pop culture. Tis not a frugal destination but it's less expensive than London!

GMG said...

Ohayô Wendy! I will not suggest that you take the Shinkansen to Kyoto when you get to Tokyo, but... ;))
I won't also suggest that you get to Kokugikan for the final of the Emperor's Sumo tournament, but... ;))
Anyhow, there are many things to do in Tokyo; you'll find them...
Domo Arigato gosai mas for your comment on Blogtrotter, where I’m now in Casablanca, however missing Ilsa Lund… ;(
Hope you have a great trip!

Wendy said...

Hi Gil,
you crack me up!Wish I had time to go to Kyoto. Next time...