Sunday, September 18, 2011
I went to the imperial palace area to look for the East Gardens. Unfortunately I could not find the garden. However, I did stumble upon a Japanese war museum. Last, I went to Ginza (the most expensive real estate in the world). This was a fun day.
I stumbled upon Tokyo Dome City where the Yomiuri Giants play. Since I went during a weekday morning, the place was pretty dead. However, I am sure the amusement rides around the stadium bring a large crowd during the weekend.
Next I went to Koichikawa Karakuen Gardens which is right next to the stadium. This old garden was owned by the Shogun during the Edo period and was opened up to the public some years later. I am amazed at how well maintained this garden is considering the amount of foot traffic it must receive daily. The experience was surreal!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Literally right after saying goodbye to my home-stay family, I boarded a bus for Tokyo. I traveled by night and it took about eight hours to arrive. The video shows me lost on the streets of Tokyo, giving a tour of my hostel, and a music video with clips from Shibuya. Next time I will dive into the many new places of Tokyo I explored.
Until next time,
Sunday, May 22, 2011
The Sawa family, my home-stay family, was gracious enough to let me accompany them on a trip to Osaka. We went to Osaka castle, a shopping district, and Glico man (40ft sign). I had a blast and hope to return to the city someday! I'm not a man for words so I will let the video show the beauty of Japan for itself.
Thank you to my readers,
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Ok ok, I know it has been a while since my last video. PLEASE forgive me! Finishing college soon... hooray!
Kyoto is a very beautiful city with lots to do. I spent two days there and I remember wanting to stay longer. Unfortunately, being a student prevented me from spending too much time traveling. Regardless, I had a blast. The city is full of ancient architecture and rich history. I was in paradise!
In part two of my Kyoto adventure, you will see the Golden Pavilion (which might be saved on your computer as an optional wallpaper) and an ancient Japanese castle.
See you next time!
Sunday, April 10, 2011
I am wanting to get a consensus of who wants more videos. If you don't know, I am back in the US now. Even though I am back, I still have lots of videos on my computer (they just need editing). If you want more videos (kobe, osaka, tokyo), please let me know in the comment section below.