Yokohama, Japan: I Like You

With Tokyo now over (for now!) it was time for City número 2: Yokohama!
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Tokyo, Japan: I Can See, Smell, Taste & Hear Thee

In contrast to the stereotypes in my last post, there are plenty of things I weren’t expecting, which could explain the beating that my senses are currently getting. In London you very rarely get a smell unless you can blame it on someone within close proximity. Likewise apart from the general noise of the hustle and bustle, there is little to be heard. Not in Tokyo. A whole new sensory discovery. Always a sound. Always a smell. Always a flashing light of some sort. Certainly explains the masks. Of course this might just be Tokyo, but time will tell…

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Go Japan. Go Japan. Go Japan. Go Japan.

As the title suggests, I implore you to go to Japan. This is of course coming from a man that hasn’t yet visited. I’ll explain…

Spring just gone I was meant to travel to Japanand go on a three week jolly over the royal wedding period. I had been planning it for five months, saving for six. Tokyo, Yokohama, Hakone and Kyota were all on the agenda but sadly a week before I was due to board the plane; Japan endured the worst natural disaster in its history. The 2011 Tsunami devastated a nation that still to this day continues to struggle against what happened almost eight months ago. The Tsunami consequently had huge implications on the proud nation. Foreign tourists travelling to Japan fell more than 50% year-on-year during the three months after the March 11 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown. Clearly something needs to be done.

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