Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Sumida-ku : The Best Area To Stay In Tokyo, Japan

Just where is the best area to stay in Tokyo if you are a...

     ✔ Female
     ✔ Solo traveler
     ✔ First time going to Japan
     ✔ and on a really tight budget

Last September was my first time to travel to Japan. It is not my first time to travel solo though. Like many of my previous trips, I planned and prepared for it very poorly..

I decided to change hostel just after I arrived in Narita Airport. While sitting on a bench waiting for the train that would take me to Tokyo, I connected to free Wi-Fi and started browsing other hostels on had always been my most trusted and my most favorite site for securing a nice place to sleep during my trips. Uh, yeah, also, this is an affiliate link. But I really like

The Tokyo Metropolitan Area is huge. It is also one of the most expensive cities in the world! As Shinjuku and Shibuya are on top of the list of most recommended area to stay in Tokyo for tourists.. I decided to stay away from those areas because the hotel/hostel prices in these areas are expensive!

After reviewing and comparing prices, locations, photos, and all that jazz.. I ended up at a hostel located in Sumida, Tokyo!

Friday, November 03, 2017

Food Trip at Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo, Japan

The sole purpose of my shotgun-solo-trip to Japan last September was to get to Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo before its closing and relocation this year. In preparation for 2020 Olympics, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to relocate this world-famous and biggest fish market to Toyosu which is not very far from Tsukiji. According to news, Tsukiji will serve as a logistics base for the Olympics.

I've learned about Tsukiji Fish Market when I was still in High School. I used to like watching Japan's tourism promotion on free channel. It features Kyoto, Osaka, Tokyo, and other cool stuff in Japan. Watching clips of the Tuna Auction from television makes me want to witness it in real life.