Your Mind Free To Wander With Garuda Indonesia

Thetraveljunkie.org – Very excited to share the images I shot recently in the hotel and the sky with Garuda Indonesia! Happy to be heading to Jakarta for the start of the Java trip tomorrow! After Surakarta I’ll be headed to Yogyakarta and Karimunjawa Island for the ‘we are still wild’ project. Looking forward to being back in Indonesia after a restful holidays at home in Japan. The repetitive motion that keeps your eyes focused but your mind free to wander.

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Za Watami Party In Tokyo

Thetraveljunkie.org – We’ve just landed in Tokyo Dome Hotel and while we get ready to travel to our next destination we wanted to leave you with a few photos from a dinner party we spent at Za Watami Suidobashi West-Dori, a remodel from the traditional “Watami” that has been constructing the “Ishokuya” market since 1992. The restaurant interior features Japanese paper, unvarnished wood, mud wall, natural wood and latticework that enhance warmth, nostalgia and comfort. The restaurant offers a sophisticated yet comfortable atmosphere. We were there for getting to experience traditional Japanese; the perfect combination of music and food.

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Sensoji Temple and Asakusa

Thetraveljunkie.org – The Sensoji Temple really does have something for everyone. It’s the oldest in the city as well as the busiest, so coming across a thousand other people when visiting is actually the norm. We loved getting lost around its streets and finding lots of traditional shops where we bought a few ceramic pieces for our house and a kimono. After grabbing some food in one of the street stalls, where everything was delicious, we crossed the Sumida river and walked until we got to Tokyo Skytree, the tallest tower in the world.

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Inside of Marugoto Nippon

Thetraveljunkie.org – Yes, you read correctly, we are talking about shopping today. We visited The Marugoto Nippon to enjoy the discounts and shot these photos. It really is the perfect opportunity to grab local brands. If you like good design, you can’t miss these place. After this, we recommend that you head back to the Sensoji Temple on foot to enjoy the sunset whilst you walk around the town.

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Ginza Afternoon Walks

Thetraveljunkie.org – The last few months have gone by so quickly, traveling from one place to another for work. Sometimes we don’t even have time to stop and think so we just go with the flow and limit ourselves to doing what we love most: photography. We spent an afternoon in Tokyo, we only had a bit of free time so we went for a walk around Ginza, did a bit of shopping in the shops that were open and got ready to go to the event we’d travelled to attend.

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Tendon Lunch at Ginza Tenkuni, Tokyo

Thetraveljunkie.org – Hello hello! I want to share my tendon lunch at Ginza Tenkuni, began as a small street stall established in 1885. I loved that there were so much space in the restaurant. There were lots of tables and lots of seating. It was roomy and comfortable. I really liked the fresh, modern feel, yet it had a warm, quirky atmosphere.

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Walking Around Harajuku

Thetraveljunkie.org – Harajuku in Tokyo, is one of Tokyo’s most famous and busiest quarters. Walking around here is a lot of fun. There are lots of shops, urban tribes, purikura, crazy outfits, themed coffee shops and plenty of ice cream parlours and creperies. We made the most of our visit and bought a few t-shirts and hats and a few other souveniers.

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Meiji Jingu Shrine Photo Diary

Thetraveljunkie.org – We love Tokyo. A few weeks ago we went to Meiji Jingu Shrine and it was an incredible experience. We saw a traditional wedding procession — the bride in a white kimono and hood and the groom in his formal black robe, walking together under a big red parasol, with Shinto priests leading the way and the rest of the wedding party trailing behind.

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Autumn Basics in Tokyo

Thetraveljunkie.org – You all know that we’re big fans of basic pieces and even more so when autumn or winter in Tokyo is fast-approaching. They’re the best way to put together an outfit and these kind of items can also be worn time and time again. Alongside Uniqlo heattech t-shirt fleece mock neck, boots are one of our favourite things this season. We don’t get tired of wearing them and a long-standing brand that’s successfully figured out a way of keeping up with the times.

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The Travel Junkie Got Lost In the Beauty of Tokyo at Night

Thetraveljunkie.org – If you think Tokyo is amazing during the day, we assure you that it’s even better at night. The city has a distinct buzz and places like Shibuja or Shinjuku come alive with plenty of lights. There are karaokes, robot restaurants, purikura, games parlours and plenty of places that we didn’t even know what they were.

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