Where: Tokyo Disneyland - Akihabara - Shinjuku - Shibuya - Ginza
Who: Mr, Mrs & Little Miss Wanderlust, Alexi, Papi & Mita
When: End of winter - start of spring
What: Tokyo city experience, foods, shopping, bright lights and tall buildings
There are a lot of choices for accommodations in Tokyo for different budgets. Do your research on hotel booking and review sites on which you prefer, but with Japan's very efficient train system, it is suggested that hotel is near the train stations.
Mr & Mrs Wanderlust's Hotel Review & Rating
> Just a street crossing away from the Tokyo Grand Central train station.
> Everything is easily accessible in the area from convenience stores, to shopping areas & places to eat.
> Not so spacey room, but what do you expect you are in Tokyo!
> Free Kimono to take home for girls to play dress up :) (If its not we are sorry, but girls just wanna have fun)
> No free breakfast but they offer sushi platter breakfast which is kinda expensive, unless you are into sushi (5,000 JPY ~ 2,500 PHP) so decide to walk around the area and look for good place to eat, and surely we found a lot of nice places to eat.
> Has an Irish pub on its ground floor too bad wasn't able to try but place looks really good place to drink beer.
Hotel Price: $$$$
Hotel Service: 4 star
Hotel Facilities & Amenities: 4 star
Restaurant (foods): 3 star
Bar: 5 star
Overall: 4.6 / 5
Things we loved about Tokyo:
1. Konbini aka convenience stores
Where you can:
> Pay bills
> Buy baseball tickets
> Buy edible and delicious (oishi)foods
> Try new, weird or ridiculous snacks (Sparkling soy water, red wine in tetrapak etc)
> Read manga (and yes! There's also sealed porn magazines - some with free panties / and DVDs)
> Get Chuodo'd - When you pay for exact change they usually acknowledge “Choudo, desu ne?” (“It’s just right, isn’t it!”).
2. Akihabara Electric Town
If it is electronic, or has electronic components or even just a plain accessory for every electronic, you name it, they have it! You just have to look for the right places, and be fluent at their language because its kinda hard to read the labels, but being a tech-enthusiast we can see latest gadgets, computer parts (water cooling & latest video cards) etc.
Techies and even anime geeks would love this place, this is where you would see anime, manga, few cosplayers (more in Harajuku) and lots of arcades and video game play areas, (which i found weird because kids are not allowed). There were also different kinds of shops that caters to the men who like manga / anime related stuff.
3. Ginza / Shinjuku / Shibuya
Bright lights at night and lots of people, crossing around stoplights, and shopping places everywhere, from foods, to electronics, sports shops, to luxury items, you name it.
4. 100 Yen Stores
Where you can buy all goodies for 100 Yen, from electronic gadgets, accessories, snacks, drinks, souvenir, etc. Found many unique and good buys!
5. Public Transportation
Their public transportation (trains) are so efficient and can get you almost anywhere in Japan (yes, even from one province to another) . It is so efficient that you would rarely see traffic in their streets
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