As our time in Niseko came to an end we made our way down to Tokyo, where we would spend the next five days. For such a massive city it was incredibly easy to get around, with plenty of train stops and they never seemed to run late!
One of our first outings was to Yoyogi Park, which connected Shibuya and Shinjuku. Here we were stunned by the huge gates, of which there were several throughout the park, and paid a visit to Meji Shrine.
There seemed to be shrines of all sizes littered across the entire city, it was great to see the pride the Japanese have in their heritage. We explored some of the major shrines and markets where we began to notice how crowded it can get over there.
There was so much to see and do in Shinjuku so we spent a few nights exploring different areas. One of my favourites was the Skyscraper District which is home to many of Tokyo's tallest buildings. Here the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office has observatories on the 45th floor that are open to the public. Seeing Tokyo lit up at night was amazing.
Taking a stroll through the area we visited the LOVE monument, which is one of many installed around the world. We also got a close up look at the Mode Gakuen Cocoon Tower which is a really impressive piece of architecture.
Kabukicho is an entertainment district in Shinjuku full of bright lights, clubs and home to the famous Robot Restaurant. Lit up signs and flashing lights fill the streets with colour and every club has someone outside trying to lure you in. This is about as opposite as you can get from Niseko and it was a great experience. Japan Part 3 will be coming soon featuring Osaka and the bamboo forest so stay tuned!