Friday, 16 October 2015

Next Stop: Tokyo -- Day 4

The peeking buildings somewhat reminded me of NYC's Central Park! :)
We had a "Twilight" moment! lol

Our next stop was none other than the capital of Japan.  Aaaah Tokyo!  It was only just a dream once... Never thought we'd actually be able to see it, what with our tight budget and all that.  Kidding!  Although, it's half true.

Getting There
We went to Tokyo from Osaka by bullet train, also known as Shinkansen (and it took around 2-3 hours).  We purchased our tickets at the train station the night before and it was honestly out of our budget, so thank God for emergency cards!  They're life-savers!  HAHAHA  The reason I say this is because, our one way Shinkansen ride cost us about  ¥13,000+ each which is about MOP1,000.  But hey, we were on vacation and we thought we worked hard to be able to earn and spend, so it was definitely worth it!  There are other options for one to travel from one city to another, but we didn't have enough time to do research so we were left with no choice.

Shinkansen tickets
We were given the option to purchase reserved or non-reserved slot tickets and we chose to get the latter ones, because one advantage would be you can get on at any train at any time, and you can choose where to sit in the "non-reserved" part of the train.  However, there's a possibility that no seats would be available for you, so you might have to stand and wait till some people get off the train.  Happened to us, so I'm just sharing our experience. :)  If you think you're able to get up on time and catch the train that's supposedly on your ticket, better purchase the reserved ones.

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
First thing we did was to drop off our stuff at the hotel and head to the Shinjuku National Garden.  To be honest, we had no idea what to do when we got there because the main reason we went there was to see Tokyo Tower and we didn't have anything planned for the day.  Thanks to TripAdvisor, we saw that this was Top1 on their list of things to do in Tokyo, so voila!  We had to pay for our entrance which was pretty cheap, though I forgot how much it was.  It was pretty gloomy on that day.  The skies weren't blue, nor was there a hint of sunshine.  We still somewhat enjoyed it though, because everywhere we looked was very picturesque, despite the gloom.  I've always wanted a park where we could just lay down on the grass for hours or read a book while breathing in some fresh air and burying our worries deep in the ground.  It was really nice.  We were able to relax and unwind and at the same time appreciate nature.  Thank God for parks like these!  Oh, but they do close very early though.  When we were there, they closed at around 4:30 pm, so just make sure to check what time they close, so you can head over there before closing time.

Hope you found some of the information above useful.  hehehe Stay tuned for my next post loves!  I'm really behind my posts, but thank you for being so patient.  :)



  1. Nice post! Well done!

  2. Lovely place... I hope I can visit it some day!
    Kisses from Spain!

    Mónica Sors



  3. Wow, these are all nice sights!!! <3 It also reminded me of Central park :)

    Have a nice day!



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