As some of you already knew, Balconi was away for a couple of weeks to take our annual vacation¬† in early January. We had a blast in Tokyo and it was sure an eye opener to see the different and unique¬†culture. We worked hard during Christmas and new years. It was a well deserved break and we sure took advantage of seeing new things and indulging the delicious Japanese cuisine. I wanted to share some pictures with you from our trip and hopefully some of you will have to chance to visit Tokyo in the near future!!
¬†My all time favorite Hello Kitty!!!¬† I grew up with Hello kitty ever since I was a¬†preschool student.¬†¬† Pretty cool to see so many places I can find the hello kitty¬†merchandise.
Vending machine heaven!!!¬†¬† My hubby particulary loved street side¬†beer vending machine!
¬†Citrus tree by ASAKUSA Temple.¬†¬† So nice!!!
¬†Year of Rabbit.¬† People buy those wooden plague to wish their luck for¬†2011.
¬†Traditional Japanese garden
¬†Busy open markets near Ueno station¬†
¬†I love sushi!¬†¬†¬† Such great quality and taste!
¬†So much fun to pick and choose the dish on the conveyor belt.
¬†I always carry my Envirosax bag¬†when I am traveling.¬† They are sturdy and also so stylish.
Mitsui garden hotel by Uneno station.¬† I stongly recomened this business hotel. So clean, nice¬†and great locations for travelers. ¬† Special thanks to¬†my friend¬†¬†Michie¬†and Hiro san¬† for¬†helping me find this hotel and make reservation for us.¬†
¬†We decided to buy some fresh japanese style salad and bento box from the supermarket for breakfast. Yum!
¬†On the way to Tokyo Governement complex to see¬† amazing view of entire Tokyo skyline.
¬†Entrance of Meiji Shrine
¬†Rice liquor containers
¬†Walking around Harajuku area
There are¬†many great Ramen places near Shibuya station. To die for!
¬†Shibuya area. You can¬† see so many people waiting to cross the street.¬†
Finally,¬† I got to Ginza.¬†¬† I was inspired by all the great¬† window¬†displays¬†and it was so much fun.
I¬†wasn’t able to ¬†taste this great looking pastry since I wasn’t willing to wait a line¬† of 30 or more people.¬† Well Next time then.
Last night in Tokyo.¬† Night scene at Akihabara.(electronic District)