Wandering Around In Tokyo, Japan

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!

XoXo,

Tamara

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25 Comments

  1. May 22, 2017 / 5:47 am

    oh-my-gosh-it sounds so summery there and I love all of your outfits the cactus pjs-too cute –have the best time out-I’ll check out your Insta too for more pics

    Katelyn/www.theyellowspectacles.om

  2. May 22, 2017 / 6:16 am

    Yay for Tokyo! This is so exciting, Tamara and I just love these pictures! You look incredible and I’m literally swooning over your Tokyo pics!
    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

  3. May 25, 2017 / 7:23 am

    Wow, that ancient temple discovery must have been amazing. The architecture alone is breathtaking. Beautiful images of Tokyo. I have yet to visit but look forward to it in the years to come. Cute pant. I adore yellow.
    LaToya
    http://www.toyastales.blogspot.com

  4. May 25, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    I always wanted to visit Japan especially Tokyo.
    They have a great culture and food haha I love foods.
    Their fashion style are also unique and beautiful.

    Anyway, glad you have a great time in Tokyo.
    In love with the pants tho ♥

  5. May 28, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    How cute is your yellow pants? Love it with the cropped top! What a chic travel style!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

  6. May 29, 2017 / 8:08 am

    I’m from Japan and I visited Tokyo for the first time a few years ago. It’s so beautiful! The first thing I noticed was how clean it was, despite it being a big city. Have fun, Tamara!
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

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