Tokyo is every bit as massive as I expected, full of skyscrapers, flashing billboards, and busy intersections. It is truly something to see! But Tokyo is surprisingly charming at the same time. Hidden just a few train stops away from the hustle and bustle of areas like Shibuya are spacious green parks and tiny local coffee shops. I did not realize that each area of Tokyo would have their own character and history. Of course, it’s no surprise that every area in this city is incredibly clean – even though you rarely see a trashcan!
Yokohama was our first adventure after arriving in Tokyo. We had dinner on the water and did some shopping at Marine and Walk before checking out the Red Brick Warehouse. Later, we made a trip back to Yokohama to check out the CupNoodles Museum. (Am I the only one who has called them Cup *OF* Noodles?!) Word to the wise – stick with the ramen and do not try the CupNoodles soft serve. It is not a joke when they ask you to choose between soy sauce and curry ice cream!