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My trip to Tokyo   

I arrived to Sapporo end of September, and I have been going to a lot of classes at my university in Sapporo, so I was very much looking forward to the winter holiday to go travelling with my sister, who came from Hungary all the way to Japan to spend Christmas and New Year’s with me. We met up in Tokyo on the 23rd of December and spend 2 wonderful weeks there. It was my sister’s first visit to Japan, and I was very excited to show her everything that I love about this country. Tokyo has many great things to offers for its visitors, so we were not bored, not even for a second! On Christmas Eve, we visited Hibiya Park, where the Tokyo Christmas Markets are held. We tried mulled and German sausages. We were satisfied with the quality and the different types of the German food at the stalls. We did not expected to find such great German food in the middle of Tokyo, so we were very happy to have a bite of all these traditional European Christmas foods. With a huge mug of mulled wine, we went to see a Christmas show in the inside tent. It was a very fun event, with Christmas carols, singing and dancing.



My favourite part of the trip were our visit to Tokyo Disney Land and Kamakura town. Although the Christmas season is one of the busiest season among visitors i disney Land, we had loads of fun in park. We tried different rollercoasters, my favourite one was the Indiana Jones ride, it was very adventurous. We also took part in a treasure hunt in Japanese. It was very challenging because of the language, but it was a lot fun while exploring the park. We enjoyed the end of day show with characters from Disney animations and fireworks. I love how the fireworks were shaped as Mickey or Minnie mouse. Also, because it was the park’s 25 anniversary, this was a special show with it theme song playing during the fireworks.


On the 2nd of January we visited Kamakura, and all its shrines and temples. We queue up the make our wishes for the New Year. Although the main shrine was very busy, and we had to queue for an hour, we visited an other temple, where we washed our money. Did you know that if you go to this shrine and wash your money under water, the money that you wash, supposed to double in amount. It was a crazy experience with everyone washing their money, and making their for the new year. We visited the Great Buddha too. It’s huge, and the place is really relaxing.Kamakura is a lovely small town, and we finished our day on the beach. The sunset was beautiful, and we had a nice walk going back to the train statio.


After two weeks of travelling in Tokyo, it was time for me to come back to Sapporo, and for my sister to go back to Hungary. My sister, never liked Japanese food before she came to Japan, said it’s the best food she ever had. On the first day I made her try taiyaki with sweet bean paste, and she didn’t like it. On our last day, she bought ankle from the supermarket to take home with her, because she came o like it so much. On top of that, she said that she doesn’t want to go back home, she wants get to know more of Japan, and learn more about Japanese. It was a great holiday, it was both of our first visit to Tokyo, but definitely not the last one. Can’t wait to be back, and explore different cities and sights in Japan!

Tamara (Hungary)



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by chitchatcafe | 2017-02-02 14:42 | 札幌 英会話 サークル | Comments(0)