Tokyo Part 3 – Lost in Shinjuku

My final post on Tokyo, and I thought I’d share some of my favourite (non-stationery) sights from the trip. We stayed in Shinjuku, which was a really great area from which to explore the city. Here are just a few of my highlights…

The Ghibli Museum, Mitaka

Ghibli Museum

I can’t recommend this place highly enough; whether you love the Studio Ghibli films or not, this place is magical. I won’t give too much away, but the building itself is worth the price of admission. Book your ticket before you go (info on the museum website). Add in the chance to see an exclusive Ghibli film, and play with animation techniques, this is a fantastic place. Mitaka is a great area for a stroll, and the museum is in a lovely park – with a lake containing the biggest Koi Carp I’ve ever seen.


Sushi, sushi and more sushi


It goes without saying that all the food was amazing. But I couldn’t get enough sushi. From the 7/11, from the food hall at Isetan in Shinjuku (a must-do!), and from various restaurants. Anyone know where I can find sushi this good in London? Please?!

We saw Mt Fuji! Just! We took the train to Hakone for an overnight stay at a traditional ryokan, and after a wash-out on day one where we couldn’t see a foot in front of us, on day two while eating our lunch (sushi, of course) by the lake… this…


We did a lot of walking, which would be my top piece of advice for anyone going to Tokyo. It’s a great city for walking. Here are a few of the things I spotted:

Sake Lamp

Sake Bottle Lamp outside a bar, Shinjuku

Zoo Type

Typography at Ueno Zoo


Bamboo Forest, Kamakura

Park Sign

Sign in Ueno Park


Beautiful coloured roof at shrine in Yoyogi Park


Mushroom packaging

Go! Go now! It’s brilliant.