Big in Japan!

Tokyo is one of the most glorious metropolis in the world. It’s land of technology, skyscrapers, and historical temples. The history and the modern meet in Tokyo and create a unique lifestyle.

We arrived in Tokyo after a long journey. I always wanted to see this shining city; so I was very excited all the way. As soon as we arrived, we dropped our luggage and headed to Toronomon Cafe to get rid of our tiredness. It’s one of Bülent’s favorite coffee shops. We filled up ourselves with perfect coffee and started to discover the city.

There are tons of things to do in Tokyo. So, it is really important to plan your trip. To experience enough, you should at least stay four or five days. But if you can, please take as much time as you want. Because you will never get bored and there will always be things to do.

Imperial Palace, Senso-ji, Ueno Park, Shinjuku, Tokyo Tower are the main attractions of the city. But there are so many other places to see as well. You can get lots of information about these attractions online. Now I would like to tell you about more cultural things…

Arigato gozaimasu! Matcha?💚

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Arigato gozaimas… 

First of all, you can’t leave Tokyo without learning what “arigato gozaimas” means… Because you will hear it all the time. It means everything! Good morning, hello, thank you, please, good bye, etc… So right that down, and learn it before you go. I am sure that Japanese will like it when you use it…

Tokyo is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Accommodation, restaurants, transportation… Everything is quite expensive. So be careful when you are making your budget.

Metro lines are crazy in Tokyo! There are so many of them and you can use metro wherever you want to go. The signboards hanged in the metro stops are in Japanese. So be sure that you have English metro map with you when you are wandering around.

About the taxis… The first thing you need to know about them is that you shouldn’t try to open the doors! Because they are automatic… On our first day, I was about to open, but Bülent warned me and stopped me. I guess the drivers want to hold the control during the trips. The other thing is that they all have white lace headings. They look cute…

Scramble crossing

In Tokyo, you should spare some time just to wander around without trying to reach somewhere. Because the streets are very interesting. So, walking through the streets gives you ability to observe the culture, actually. Shibuya, for example, is the most crowded point in Japan. It’s the point where eight or ten roads intersect. It’s like a scramble crossing… You should definitely experience it…

And the totos… I mean the toilets… Using the toilets can be a little challenging in Tokyo. Because they use smart toilets everywhere and sometimes it might get a little confusing to figure out how it works. The cover is automatically opened as soon as you approach and there are bunch of buttons just next to it. If you want to wash the toilet, you have to choose the right button; if you want to dry it, there is another button; if you want to ventilate the atmosphere, you need to press the other one… And each of the toilets has different kind of buttons. So, each time you use the toilet, it is a challenge… But don’t stress out, you will get used to it after a few times…

Last of all, don’t forget to try the original matcha! Matcha latte is very popular nowadays all around the world. But the original matcha is a little different. It’s served without milk (unlike matcha latte) and in little portions just like an espresso… And the taste of it is a little weird. It is like you are eating the soil… But still you have to try it! And for the matcha latte, you should go to Streamer Cafe. By the way, you can find everything with matcha flavor in Tokyo… Even the kit kat has matcha flavor options…

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