Wintertime in Tokyo

by - Monday, February 04, 2019

I visited Tokyo in mid-December to experience the German inspired Tokyo Christmas Market in Hibiya Park. The city really comes alive in the wintertime with all the holiday illuminations, festive food and fun sights and sounds. Can't get enough of this wonderful city. 

Here are some travel snaps. Till next time, Tokyo! 

Hibiya Museum, a German style house built in 1910 is one of the lovely features of Hibiya Koen's European style garden area

 The Tokyo Christmas Market at Hibiya Park. Pastries, German sausages, mulled wine, entertainment and Christmas shopping await  revellers and holiday merrymakers

Hibiya Park gift shop getting all festive

The distinctive German style food kiosks

The Tokyo Skytree skyline seen from Akihabara
Bridge over Sumida River overlooking the Asahi Super Dry Hall Building

 The mystical  Senseo-ji Temple in Akihabara was  founded in 645 AD and  is the oldest shrine in Tokyo

Asakusa is Tokyo's old town where every corner is Insta-worthy

Classic Tokyo style Shoyu ramen from Asakusa Ramen Yoroiya, a popular little ramen shop just outside Senseo-ji gate

Let's stop for a drink

All matcha shop!

Chocolate sundae with traditional Japanese waffles and rice cakes

The iconic Tokyo Skytree, the tallest broadcasting tower in the world

Tokyo from above

Christmas from the tallest tower in the world

Sunday stroll at the East Gardens of Imperial Palace

Autumn's last whisper

Lovely winter Camellia Japonica

Japan is bike city

The mamachari Japanese bicycle

En route to Harajuku

Meiji-Jingu on a chilly morning. The sound of birds and the hush of a thousand trees elevate the spirit and calms the soul 

Wishes written on wooden wishing plaques (ema) at Meiji-Jingu shrine

"And in every street corner you'll see..."

Niko and...probably my favorite store in Harajuku 

"Hello, I'm Niko! How may I help you?"

An ornament to remember a Tokyo Christmas

MT washi tape heaven

I want them all

Japanese pastries are the best hands down

The tree lined streets of Omotesando

Let me have a bite of that famous cronut!

Best Hokkaido oysters and pork tontaktsu at Waco in Shibuya Mark City
Delightful chaos that is the Shibuya Scramble Crossing

The Unicorn Gundam at Gundam Front at Odaiba

G is for gold, glam and Ginza

Ginza, the showcase of the Japanese economy

Kombini life: Good eats and drinks

Le petit gateau Tokyo style

All the drinks I want under one roof

When in Tokyo, take time to stop and admire the blooms at an Aoyama Flower Market

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