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Dream Journey

Dream Journey

Hello!

My name is Victoria and I have the opportunity to explore Tokyo for the next 2 months of summer – so grab a coffee, relax, and let me tell you about my journey so far.

For as long as I can remember, it has been my dream to visit Tokyo, Japan. I’ve always been so interested in the culture, language, and honestly everything this country has to offer. As a child up until now, I have played video games, watched anime, and found a love for Japanese food. I have even taken a Japanese language course to help myself communicate better. What better way to experience and implement all of these things than to come to Japan itself?!

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In the last month, I’ve been to dozens of bars all over Tokyo, and I’ve loved every second of it — from the achingly hip Shimokitazawa to the bold and garish glow of Shinjuku, there’s so much to see and so much to, er, drink.

Tokyo nightlife really is special — and for a whole host of reasons. The neighbourhoods are all distinctive and have their own unique character about them. The bars are quirky. The people are kind and interesting. Tokyo feels very safe, so I’ve never felt worried about exploring a new place on my own. It’s also very easy to make friends.

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My Tokyo must-sees

Hey Tokyo travelers! I’m Rhiannon and I’m a Tokyo newbie. For the next month or so I’ll be blogging about my time in Japan and, hopefully, giving you guys some pointers so that you don’t make the same mistakes I do. Make your own mistakes – it’s more fun!

Tokyo is big. There’s a lot to see, so saying ‘here are five things that you MUST do to really KNOW Tokyo’ feels a little reductive. A lot of people live and work in Tokyo and they all have their own ‘version’ of it. Crazy, right!?

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Hey Tokyo travellers! I’m Rhiannon and I’m a Tokyo newbie. For the next month or so I’ll be blogging about my time in Japan and, hopefully, giving you guys some pointers so that you don’t make the same mistakes I do. Make your own mistakes – it’s more fun!

Just touched down? Headed out on the town, but feeling a little bit lost in translation? Not to worry, I’ve got you covered.

I studied Japanese at high school, but in the intervening years I’ve forgotten most of my vocabulary. Plus, most of what I learned, weirdly, wasn’t specifically relevant to going out drinking in Shinjuku.

Not to worry, though. If I’ve managed to get by, you will too. Here’s an idiot’s guide to speaking Japanese when you don’t speak Japanese. I promise there’s no need to hide in your hotel room à la Scarlett Johansson.

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