17.07.2015 - 19.06.2015 25 °C
I arrive at Tokyo International Airport and am about to start exploring my last city on my trip around the world. I check into my hotel, which is called the Remm Hibiya. This hotel is a four star and $165 CAD a night. It has a restaurant, breakfast available and laundry service. After I check into my hotel I go to the Meiji Shrine. This shrine is dedicated to the spirits of Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken. There is a largely forested area around the shine. I enter the shrine and go on a 10 minute walk on a trail through the trees. Meiji Shrine is one of Japan's most popular shrines. On the first day's of New Years 3 million people come to the shrine to worship, weddings are also had here. After going to the temple I return to my hotel for lunch to see what their restaurant is like.
After lunch I go to Sensoji. Sensoji is a Buddhist temple and one of Japan's most colourful and popular temples. The temple is Tokyo's oldest temple, it was built in 645. From the outer gate to the second temple gate there are many little shops were people can buy traditional Japan's things and snacks. After walking around the temple I go have dinner. For dinner I go to a sushi bar and try the many different types of sushi that is available. After dinner I go to the Tokyo Imperial Palace. The Tokyo Imperial Palace is located on the former site of Edo Castle. The palace is surrounded by a large park area, moats and stone walls, in the heart of Tokyo. This is where Japan's imperial family lives. Building of the Imperial Palace was completed in 1888, it was destroyed in World War Two but then was built again the same way as the older version. I look at the Nijubashi, which are two bridges that form the entrance of the inner Palace grounds. The inner grounds are not open to the public, except for New Year Greeting and the Emperor's birthday, so I have to look at the palace form out side there. The East gardens are open though, so I walk through them. After walking through the Gardens I return to my hotel and go to bed.
Tokyo Imperial Palace
I wake up and have breakfast in my hotel, then I go to the Tokyo Sky Tree. The Tokyo Sky Tree is a new television broad casting tower and a famous landmark of Tokyo. It is the tallest building in Japan. At the base of the tower there is a shopping centre and an aquarium. I go to the two observation decks in the tower to look out at the view of Tokyo, they are the highest observation decks in Japan. There is also a gift shop and a Musashi Skyline, which serves French and Japanese food. This is where I have lunch. After lunch I go to Tokyo Disneyland and I compare what it's like compared to the ones in California and Hong Kong. I spend the whole day here and then I go back to my hotel and go to bed.
I wake up and have breakfast in my hotel again. I then go and pack my things and take the airport shuttle to Tokyo International Airport, because, sadly, my dream trip around the world is over. I fly with Etihad Airways back to Toronto Pearson International Airport. The flight cost $1119 CAD and has one stop in Abu Dhabi. I'm sad that the trip is over but i'll always have the memories I made at all the places I went to for the rest of my life, and who knows, maybe I do this again so day. Till next time!