In the three weeks that I’ve been living at the Guesthouse, I’ve met a lot of great people. What I like most about the people I’ve met is that they’re from all over the world, whether from Taiwan (Yui), Australia, Canada, China and more. This is not to say that I haven’t met great Japanese people too. There’s Aki-san, Mari-san, Tomo, Yukiko-san, Satoshi-san and so many more. At the guesthouse there’s always someone to talk to, to bounce ideas/theories off of.

I’m here for a year so I’m trying to pace myself in my exploration of all things Japan. I want to plan things out properly so that I get the best experience I can. On my long list of places to see while in Japan are places like: Osaka, Kyoto, Naoshima, Hiroshima, Sapporo, Gunma and the list is growing every day.

But first things first, I have to see Tokyo properly. So far I’ve been to the hotspots of Harajuku, Shinjuku, Shibuya; most of those trips invovled alcohol in one way or another. I’ve been to all-night Karaoke which revealed to me that I sing badly with an English accent (very weird). I’ve been to Yoyogi park on a rainy day and it still looked beautiful.

But my favourite so far has been the Ghibli Museum. It’s amazing to see the processes used in making some of my favourite films. It even inspired my to buy a very expensive water colour set. I think I’ll post my first attempt.

YADOYA Guesthouse for Backpackers Tokyo:
*Dorm bed only 2200yen/night, Private 3,500yen~, cheapest hostel in west Tokyo, Nakano.

YADOYA Guesthouse Tokyo for long stay:
bed only 40,000yen/month(including utilities), private room from
43,000yen/month. It`s nice to live in Nakano, and we support your Tokyo


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