Yes, I am in love with Japan, its culture, food, architecture and the beautiful people. We made a trip to Japan last year in October for two weeks. Before telling you guys anything, I just want to share that I have traveled decent amount of countries and no doubt, Japan has to be the most cleanest countries in the world. The credit goes to their system and the way it’s executed at macro level. We spent five days in Tokyo and rest of the time in other cities. Tokyo is rich in heritage; it is a beautiful, modern city, with a very fast-paced lifestyle. Food is so tasty and rich in nutrients, specially fish and beef are their specialities. I am a sushi, sashimi, and ramen lover, so it is a heaven for me in terms of food. It is a very fashionable city, you will see a large chunk of people carrying expensive bags, wearing expensive clothes and following expensive fashion. At the same time, you will see a different population of young generation wearing comic costumes or dressing up like their favorite animated characters. They love vending machines, you will find it possibly everywhere. Interestingly, gaming arcades are more popular than casinos. Japan has a lot of Shrines, temples and monasteries.
Points of interest: Meji shrine, Sensoji temple, Shinjuku garden, Zojo ji, Imperial palace, Sky tower and Metropolitian government building observatory ( aerial views of Tokyo), Harajuku and Takeshita street (fashion), Kabukicho (Casinos, game arcades), Roppongi (clubs and nightlife), Shibuya crossing (time square of Tokyo), Shinjuku and Nishishinju (good hotels), New York rooftop bar in Hyatt (gorgeous day/night views and amazing dinner & drinks) and lots more.
What to wear? Casual comfortable clothes and shoes, a lot of walking is required while exploring the city, I would recommend wearing sexy dresses and heels at night for dinners.
Weather: It was very close to fall when we went there, so weather was quite pleasant. Best time of the year is April, around Japanese cherry blossom time. Since it is a famous Japanese flower festival time, sakura matasuri and you will get to see beautiful flowers blooming.
My special thanks to our team trafash, including its charter member Doug Rainwater, who joined us for the trip and did some awesome photography for this post, and our amazing friend Aya Hinata, thanks for showing us around and taking us to the best places in Tokyo. We wish to come back soon.