Trip to Tokyo, Japan

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!!

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 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.

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Vending machine heaven!!!   My hubby particulary loved street side beer vending machine! :)

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 Citrus tree by ASAKUSA Temple.   So nice!!!

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 Year of Rabbit.  People buy those wooden plague to wish their luck for 2011.

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 Traditional Japanese garden

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 Busy open markets near Ueno station 

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 I love sushi!    Such great quality and taste!

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 So much fun to pick and choose the dish on the conveyor belt.

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 I always carry my Envirosax bag when I am traveling.  They are sturdy and also so stylish.

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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. 

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 We decided to buy some fresh japanese style salad and bento box from the supermarket for breakfast. Yum!

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 On the way to Tokyo Governement complex to see  amazing view of entire Tokyo skyline.

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 Entrance of Meiji Shrine

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 Rice liquor containers

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 Walking around Harajuku area

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There are many great Ramen places near Shibuya station. To die for!

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 Shibuya area. You can  see so many people waiting to cross the street. 

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Finally,  I got to Ginza.   I was inspired by all the great  window displays and it was so much fun.

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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. :)

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Last night in Tokyo.  Night scene at Akihabara.(electronic District)

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