It feels kind of surreal. It’s currently 6:00 am as I write this and I’m in Tokyo! I have the prettiest “temporary office” view you could ever ask for (check it out on Insta Stories). The sun is rising in the while the land of the rising sun slowly wakes up.
Jet lag has been getting the best of us at night, but during the days, we have been making the best of our time. The hundreds of small alleys in Tokyo are like hidden gems. Just parallel to the modernized main streets, they conceal a glimpse of traditional Japanese living. As we finished breakfast and were heading to our next destination, a side street opened up to our right. We were curious and intrigued. We swerved from our path and followed the small walkway that led us to a magnificent site.
Hidden in between skyscrapers, an ancient temple was tucked away. Standing in absolute tranquility, it’s a serene getaway from the hectic city life. The temple with its intricate details shows the great passion & dedication of Japan’s people. They absolutely master the art of perfectionism.
We soaked in the beauty and serenity of this place before continuing our journey, the Aoyama flower market.
As soon as we stepped inside, we were welcomed by the most beautiful of smells. No perfume could ever replicate this spectacular aroma (sorry Jo Malone). The blooms were a rainbow of color. From roses to peonies to species I have never seen before, this market had them all.
Of course, everything was perfectly displayed, with a beautiful play on layers, textures, and shades. If I lived here, I’d pass by at least once a week to pick up a fresh bouquet for our apartment.
Later that day, we visited the infamous Ameyoko Market, which was buzzing. Hundreds, even thousands of people were swarming this market all at once. The shops, lined on each side, gave us a sensory overload. From smells to loud music to visually overwhelming layouts, this market was a bit too much! We grabbed a giant heart shaped cotton candy before making our way out.
The rest of the day was spent waiting in line far too long for a mediocre lunch and jet lag lulling us to an early bedtime. We have been having an absolute blast in Tokyo so far!
I’m vlogging our adventures and the vlog should start rolling soon. So if you’re not subscribed to my Youtube channel yet, go ahead and do so as you wouldn’t want to miss those Japan vlogs! Also make sure to follow along on Instagram for real-time updates on the action!