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Last Day in Japan, Day 12 Time to Fly Back to UK

Kamata Station

So today was the day we fly back to UK but, we still had a morning free before heading off to the airport – well, whole afternoon really but didn’t want to join the rush hour trains carrying luggage…

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Trip to Japan Day 10 – Tokyo, Nakano Broadway, Mugiwara Store, Pokemon Centre, J-World

It was back to Tokyo today. Finally goodbye to those “sauna” hotel rooms in Nagoya! However, check-in time wasn’t until 3pm so we decided it would be best if we just left our luggage in lockers instead of travelling back and forth just to leave our luggage with the hotel.

There weren’t many days left before we return to the UK so my friend and I were pretty much split up doing our own things and shopping mostly.

I decided to go visit Nakano Broadway myself and yes, another rainy day.

Buildings looked quite run down at Nakano Station

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Trip in Japan Day 8 – Shirakawa Village, Takayama

Well, after a day’s break of wandering around shops, it was back to touring the land of the rising sun.

While I’m a big fan of Japanese games and Anime, I was also interested in Japan’s culture thanks to all the TV programmes I grew up watching such as documentaries and travel programmes so I decided we should go visit a rural village while we were in the country.

On the way to Shirakawa Village

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Trip in Japan Day 5 – Kyoto. Kiyomizu Temple, Nijo Castle, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Our destination today was Kyoto because we wanted to see the more traditional side of Japan.

Tokyo wasn’t always the capital. It’s a tradition for wherever the emperor dwells to become the capital and before Tokyo, it was Kyoto. Kyoto was the second capital of Japan between 794 – 1868 before Tokyo.

Off to Kyoto!

 

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