Tokyo in Photos: Weekend Wanderlust

Tokyo is Japan’s bright shining star, a city of neon lights, towering skyscrapers, sushi and a culture that’s a magical blend of quirky and traditionally quaint. You can’t leave Tokyo feeling the same as when you arrived. A visit will overwhelm and excite with innovation, surprise with characters and treat with fascinating edible creations. Japan has long been in my top five favourite countries ever since I joined a home stay program at school and lived with a Japanese family in Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido, one of the best experiences of my life. I love stopping in Tokyo even if it’s just for a weekend so here are a collection of images to get you dreaming of a trip to the city where anything is possible…even a Batman sighting.

No big deal it's just Batman in Shibuya...

No big deal it’s just Batman in Shibuya…

The view from my room at Park Hotel looking over the Ginza district.

The view from my room at Park Hotel looking over the Ginza district.

Downtown near Asakusa with the giant Tokyo Skytree looking like a sci-fi movie backdrop.

Downtown near Asakusa with the giant Tokyo Skytree looking like a sci-fi movie backdrop.

Details at the Sensoji Temple

Details at the Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

Shibuya Station, the Tokyo metro is possibly the cleanest and most organised in the world...even at peak times!

Shibuya Station, the Tokyo metro is possibly the cleanest and most organised in the world…even at peak times!

The crazy intersection of Shibuya...photographed from Starbucks, a great view for the price of a coffee!

The crazy intersection of Shibuya…photographed from Starbucks, a great view for the price of a coffee!

The neon signs of the Shinjuku District.

The neon signs of the Shinjuku District.

Neon daze...

Neon daze…

Sake

Sake

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A cyclist passes the Koishikawa Korakuen garden near Tokyo Dome

A cyclist passes the Koishikawa Korakuen garden near Tokyo Dome

A bride in a traditional wedding Kimono in Hama Rikyu Park, Shidome.

A bride in a traditional wedding Kimono in Hama Rikyu Park, Shidome.

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I went to Tokyo in 2007 and 2008 and couldn’t get enough of the culture, karaoke and the food. Such an eye opener and a buzz with each visit.

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