This time I grab a bullet train intoTokyo, spend some quality time with these little piggies at the pig cafe, see the crazy shops of Harajuku and the famous Shibuya crossing with some parksand gardens along the way keep watching! Japan was the first country to developand build a high-speed train network the trains are known as Shinkansen whosetranslates as new trunk line but they are more commonly known in English atthe bullet train.
As a foreign tourists you can purchase aJapan Rail Pass which allows unlimited travel in a given period.
Workout howmany trains you plan on taking as single tickets may work out cheaper if you'reonly moving around a small amount.
Trains can run an impressive 200 milesan hour so covering the distance between Tokyoand Osaka for example takes just two and a half hours.
Trains can be up to 400meters end to end and usually have two or three classes of travel to choosefrom.
Prices vary depending on time and route for example I paid £100 fora one-way Osaka to Tokyo ticket, traveling on a Friday afternoon instandard class.
Tokyo is the world's largest metropolitan area and is home to over 38 million people my train arrived into Tokyo Stationhowever I was staying across town in Shinjuku, so had to navigate the Metro inrush hour.
Routes our sign posted, but you will get lost.
Shinjuku is known as the entertainmenthub of the city.
It's a good mix of tourists and locals.
There are literallythousands of restaurants and bars to choose from and Shinjuku Station is verywell connected to explore other parts of the city.
Robot restaurant is alsolocated here.
It's for tourists and is pricey but if you google it, it looks crazyinside.
Have you ever been here? What did you think? Good morning from Tokyo.
I'veleft the madness of Shinjuku behind me and I'm taking a walk to Shibuya whichis another kind of crazy area famous for the big crossing.
The route to get thereis through this really cool park, It's really peaceful but when we get toShibuya it's gonna be a bit different.
I think the thing with Tokyo is, it's somassive there's never gonna be enough time to do everything, so your best betis to research what you want to see and do before you get here.
Get all the metromaps and stuff on your phone because they're a bit of a nightmare if youdon't know what you're doing and the stations are so big, navigating them is aproblem but just have to get used to it.
I chose to walk today it's really nicesunny day, it's the middle of November got jeans and a t-shirt on so prettylucky.
Yoyogi Park is midway between thepopular areas of Shinjuku and Shibuya and is home to various temples such asMeiji Jingu.
The park is very popular and always busybut does offer some solace from the concrete jungle just next door.
Ema plaques are traditionally sold attemples across Japan and are said to bring good luck.
During my visit there was a display ofbonsai trees.
Harajuku is the home of crazy Japanesefashion and cool street food it's fun to walk along the Main Street and you'reguaranteed to see things you have never seen anywhere else in the world.
The famous Shibuya crossing is amust-see when in Tokyo up to two and a half thousand people cross the street ata time.
There are a few high up cafes around toget a bird's-eye view of the spectacle.
Shibuya also has shops sellingeverything you could ever need plus more.
The Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden isanother beautiful Oasis from the urban madness.
Entry is 500 yen for adults andincludes access to all parts of the park.
The garden is one of Tokyo's largestwith spacious lawns tranquil lakes and walking paths.
There are three different types ofgarden to explore, a Japanese landscape garden, a formal French garden andEnglish landscape garden.
There are several pavilions to see – andeven a traditional Japanese teahouse.
The park is one of the best places to seecherry blossom in spring but you'll still be able to see a huge variety ofplants any time of year.
There is also a greenhouse which is hometo many tropical and subtropical plants and even a waterfall.
After walking around Harajuku I saw asign for the MIpig cafe.
After I researched it online, I booked myself aslot to have a drink with the micro pigs.
You can book a 30-minute or one hourtime slot online and is free to do so but you must buy a drink inside.
You siton the floor whilst the super cute piggies are free to roam around.
Ifyou're super lucky they may take a nap in your lap.
Thanks for watching hope you enjoyed our quick day trip to Tokyo.
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