The Japan Diaries: Cherry Blossom

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Cheryl in Osaka

A huge passion of mine is travelling, and in 2012 I achieved a life-time goal of visiting Japan. I shared some of my experiences on my other blog on here, but I feel there is so much left to say be shared – for all the people who love experiencing new cultures and countries as much as I do. So join me as I take you around Japan, with snaps of some of the most incredible places I’ve ever been; to encourage, inspire and share this amazing place with you all.

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The Japan Diaries: Shibuya

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Shibuya Crossing

Back in 2012 I embarked on one of my life ambitions – to visit and travel around Japan. I spent three weeks in the country, spending most of my time in Tokyo and Kyoto, but visiting Hiroshima, Osaka, Nara and many more towns and villages on day trips. I’ll be sharing some of my favourite destinations and experiences from my trip of a lifetime, but I thought I’d start off with one of the most iconic places in the country to UK visitors: Shibuya.

You may not recognise the name, but if you’ve seen any movie which features Tokyo, it’s likely that you’ll have seem that world-famous zebra crossing.

No trip to Japan would be complete Shibuya. One of Tokyo’s most famous built up areas, the crossing is a stone’s throw adjacent to one of Tokyo’s busiest railway stations (aka: one of the busiest train stations in the World). The scramble crossing on the Hachikō exit of Shibuya station is a destination most tourists visiting Japan will visit at least once during their trip. Continue reading

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