Home to the Meguro River, this district of central Tokyo is transformed in the spring months, when cherry blossoms bloom all along the river banks. Whilst staying at Hotel Gajoen, Nina, Isabella and Claire visited Meiji Shrine, Harajuku district and Omotesando, stopping off at Shibuya’s famous intersection – the busiest in the world. They also explored Nakameguro and Daikanyama with its independent shops, cafés and boutiques.
“We had lunch at Maisen Tonkatsu. There’s a few dotted around the city, all serving authentic and delicious tonkatsu.”
“Visit Harajuku Gyozaro for great gyoza to snack on.”
“Hotel Gajoen houses Hyakudan Kaidan – an original 1935 museum that forms one of the cultural assets of Japan. We attended a matcha tea ceremony here, followed by a Museum Art tour.”
“Check out the karaoke bars in Shinjuku of an evening – the nightlife in Golden Gai is second to none.”