Tokyo Travel Diary Part 3: Shinjuku & Recommendations

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Our final day in Tokyo was spent in Shinjuku. In the morning, we walked through Shinjuku Gyoen. We mainly walked through the stunning Japanese gardens.

It's a great place to relax in busy Tokyo.

The star of the show! We were lucky to come across a blooming cherry blossom tree since they weren't expected to bloom for another few weeks.

And of course, obligatory sakura shots.

A cute cafe.

And onwards to the shops! I pretty much put the camera away after this and enjoyed the rest of the day.


We stayed at Kimi Ryokan in Ikebukuro, a traditional style hostel where you sleep on futons. It was very decently priced and the kitchen had free matcha tea!

Places to shop:
Shibuya 109 (Shibuya) and Lumine Est. (Shinjuku) were my favourite malls. They both seemed to be aimed at teens to young adults. Also, there seemed to be tonnes of different brands that each catered to a different style.


  1. Such beautiful gardens! The pink cherry blossoms are especially wonderful. :)

    1. They were so pretty! I hope I get to go back to Japan at a time when all the cherry blossoms are blooming.


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