Woman From Tokyo

Part One of My Japanese Adventure

I’ve never been the best at maintaining that elusive work-life balance. I certainly have enjoyed blogging about my recent Agile and UX experiences over the past few months. Similar to recent sitcoms, I too need a mid-season break.

Day 1

Having arrived at 7am local time with next to no sleep, myself and the hubby have been doing some initial exploring to ensure we stay awake until our 3pm check-in time. What better way than to explore Tsukiji market. Everyone is exceptionally friendly and welcoming, including this guy!

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Day 2

As I’m writing this I definitely feel like I have walked over 26,000 steps today. On our first slightly less jet lagged day we braved the bamboozling transport system to explore the city. Our first stop this morning was the Meiji shrine. Following the lights of Shimbashi, finding a more reflective spot was appreciated. With the leaves starting to turn, you could spot flecks of autumnal red in the trees starting to appear.

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Day 3

Now that we have our bearings, it’s time to venture outside the usual tourist haunts. Well… sort of. Following a recommendation, our first stop of the morning was Odaiba. Since capturing the best shots of the NYC skyline from New Jersey as a graduate, I’ve always thought the best city views come from afar. Odaiba did not disappoint.

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Day 4

Today we were up bright and early travelling to Lake Kawaguchi to bask in the glory of Mount Fuji. Full details on our expedition through Lake Kawaguchi and Hakone will be documented in my upcoming blog.

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Lead software engineer with a strong interest in Agile, UX and Usability. Lover of cooking, tea, photography and gin!

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