Taking a break from USA, we decided to do something 100% opposite and jump right in to Tokyo. The first few nights we stayed in Shibuya in an Airbnb to get the feeling of what it would be like to live there. We traveled around the neighborhood to begin our sushi and noodle marathon for the next 8 days. We quickly realized how clean and quiet Tokyo is considering it’s the largest city in the world. Those first three nights we met up with Victor’s friend Marissa, who was on the first leg of a 3 month journey around Asia. The next night, we met up with Lisa’s friend, Tomi, who lives in Tokyo.
We took a train, and then another couple trains to Hakone where you can get great views of Mt. Fuji from this quaint mountain town. We stayed at the gorgeous Fujiya Hotel, built in 1878. In town, we took the local bus to catch an even better view of Mt. Fuji and checked out the Open Air Art Museum.
Going back into the city for our last few days, we stayed in the neighborhood of Shinjuku in a hotel overlooking the never ending city. And visited the fish market, Golden Gai, and searched for chocolate Victor’s cousin recommended called Royce that we eventually found at the airport.