Travel to Japan: Tokyo Trip Autumn 2009

My last holiday travel to Japan was more than 2 years ago on a Hokkaido Self Drive Tour and I regretted not planning a side trip to Tokyo.

I have not visited Tokyo for more than 10 years.

In the 1990s, I used to travel to Japan frequently when I was working with Sokkia Singapore, a Japanese land surveying equipment manufacturer. However, these business trips usually took place between early Spring to late Summer. So, I have never experienced Japan during the Autumn season. With the cheap flight to Tokyo offered by Malaysia Airlines, I decided to make a trip in November to see the Tokyo autumn leaves.

Tokyo Trip Plan

Here’s my “Must-see, Must-buy, Must-eat” Tokyo trip itinerary.

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves, Tokyo

  • Koishikawa Kōrakuen Garden [小石川後楽園]
  • Rikugien Garden [六義園]

I want to spend at least half a day visiting each of these gardens and at least one full day relaxing with Autumn leaves.

Shibuya by kirainet

  • Shibuya – Clothing and Fashion
  • Shinjuku – Cameras and Electronics
  • Akihabara – Cameras and Electronic
  • Asakusa – Souvernirs

After a full-day recharging the body and mind, it’ll be time for a day or 2 to shop-till-you-drop adventure!


Tsukiji Fish Market by

  • Tsukiji Fish Market
  • Ramen at roadside stall – Yatai Ramen

Yatai Ramen near Shinjuku City Hall

It won’t be a holiday without indulging in my favorite Japanese food… sashimi and ramen.

If you have any recommendation for me, please leave your comment below.


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