Tokyo, Japan

So we spent a couple of days exploring Japan’s capital. Tokyo is a large metropolitan city, with many things to see and do. Their metro system runs like clockwork and with the fantastic grid criss-crossing the city, it is not difficult to get to any part of the city. If you are planning to do a lot of siteseeing in one day, I’d recommend that you purchase a day pass for the metro, which is about 700 yen ($7), and it gives you unlimited use of the Tokyo metro system. Just beware that some of the metro lines are independently owned and some are part of Japan Rail, so double check which pass you purchase. I think the one that covers the lot is 1000 yen ($10) for unlimited travel for one calendar day.

The sites we visited during our few days in Tokyo were Senso-ji Temple, Ueno Park, Meiji Shrine, Tsukiji Fish Market, Akihabara Electric Town, Shinjuku, Shibuja and many other place in between.
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Essentials

Getting There:
Tokyo has two international airports, Narita and Haneda, which have great connections to many cities around the world. Tokyo is also well connected to the rest of Japan by an amazing rail network.

Stay:
We stayed at Quality Hostel K’s House in Asakusa. This hostel was fantastic – probably the best we stayed in during our time in Japan. Located only a short walk from Asakusa metro station and Senso-ji Temple.

Eat:
Sushi! The Fish Market has the freshest sushi around, however wherever we ordered sushi in Tokyo the freshness, quality and value for money was second to none.

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