Tokyo in August

by - Monday, September 18, 2023

Hello post-pandemic Japan! So lovely to see you again. :)

Tokyo is fun to visit in any season but summer can be daunting for those who cannot stand extreme heat and humidity. Well, I got a taste of the legendary Japanese summer last August even if I live in Southeast Asia and it's 30 plus celsius all year round.  The summer heat in Japan is another kind of beast though. It is not as humid compared to the Philippines but it's a dryish kind of heat that gets one easily fatigued and exhausted. There were some  places in my Tokyo itinerary that I was not able to visit due to the extreme temperature but I enjoyed staying indoors and sampling lots of yummy Japanese food and drinks. I hope to see Tokyo in much colder climes next time! 

Can't go home without a Starbucks Tokyo espresso cup souvenir. This one doubles as an adorable snow dome.

All the flagship stores in Ginza

The cute 3D calico cat at Cross Shinjuku Vision. You have to check out the cool drinks and cookies at the 3D cat cafe in the ground floor.

Not even the hot sun can stop the fun at Tokyo Disneyland

Stopping for vendo machine ice cream sandwiches at Shin-Kiba station on a 35C summer day

The pricey Maneki Neko cats at Mitsukoshi Ginza

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden on a hot summer day

Tokyo when it sizzles

Everyday is a bento feast

Cinderella's Castle at Tokyo Disneyland

The paper crane- an eternal symbol of peace


Miffy is so popular in Japan!

Stationery galore at Sekaido in Shinjuku

The drug and j-cosmetic wonderland that is Ainz & Tulpe

My fave Japanese dessert-Mitarashi Dango

The glitziest pedestrian crossing in Japan

Grab a cup of chocolate latte at the Nissan Crossing Cafe

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  1. Thank you for sharing these great photographs. I have never seen picutures of Tokyo on a blog I read. I have seen Melanie and Miffy somewhere ... I must ask my friend who lived in Japan when she was a little girl whether it would be an idea to go to Tokyo someday.

    Have a nice day!


    1. Hi Regula! Tokyo or Japan is worth visiting...over and over again! :) Japan is big on Miffy, Moomin and Snoopy. Must be the kawaii/anime/cartoon culture.


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