Updated on December 14, 2017
I don’t speak Japanese – 4 days in Tokyo!
The problem with a quick trip to the other side of the world is that for about half the trip I was still jet-lagged. I feel as though even when I try to plan for jet-lag, I still don’t get it right and it always affects me.
We landed in Tokyo late Wednesday night and checked into the hotel, so there isn’t much to talk about there. I spoke about the little park by the Prince Sakura Tower, but what else did we see on our trip? Let’s pick up on Thursday.
After going around the hotel and showing you a few pictures in the Roppongi area in our Grand Hyatt Review, we headed to the Meiji Jingu to see the park and shrine!
Does this sound familiar to you on this site? That’s because Kevin and I visited there over 2.5 years ago and it was part of our first large trip report!
Anyway, Jaime and I had a bit more time to check it out, let’s get into the pictures.
The Meiji Shrine park really is great. It’s a beautiful walk around the park and we were fortunate enough to have gorgeous weather. This really is a must-do if you’re in Tokyo.
After going back to the hotel and taking a quick nap, it was time to explore Roppongi Hills a bit more.
Lucky for us it was near Christmas so all the decorations were up!
At the little outdoor amphitheater in the shopping center there was some sort of Star Wars thing going on Friday and Saturday night. This first picture was from that night, and I was basically told I couldn’t take any pictures. I got one and then moved on. The other daylight ones are from before they started setting up. Very cool amphitheater.
Rolling into the Friday (the 9th) we decided to start exploring the rest of the city.
Finally getting over the jet-lag a bit, we were ready to go. We decided to start the day with a run around the imperial palace, stopping to take in the sights, obviously take pictures and even a selfie or two. For those interested, the run is about 3.25 – 3.5 miles.
Saturday took us to a new garden and more to explore!
Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
It was a crisp Saturday morning when we got to the park around 11, so it was time for hot cocoa.
The garden was fairly empty during most of our time there which helped for pictures.
On our last day, before we both headed back to HND for our flights, we headed to Shibuya crossing and actually did a little shopping at Under Armour – just a few quick pictures.
That’s it. After leaving Shibuya crossing we headed back to the Grand Hyatt to grab our stuff and went on to the airport!
Have you spent any time in Tokyo? What were your favorite sites/activities?
Next up: ANA Lounge Haneda International Airport!