*✽ Haneda Airport
*✽ Keio Plaza Hotel
*✽ Shinjuku Gyoen Park
*✽ Takashimaya Times Square
*✽ Southern Terrace
*✽ Tokyo Metropolitan Building
You can get free WiFi in Tokyo by getting either the Japan Connected Free WiFi App or the Travel Japan WiFi App (be sure to download and register before going to Japan) And if you are traveling via Japan Airlines, they will provide you with a special code to use with the Travel Japan WiFi App to access even more WiFi hotspots.
However, we decided that we don't want to hunt for WiFi hotspots thus we rented a pocket WiFi from Global Advanced Communications. There's a lot of positive reviews from this company and we find their rate quite reasonable. You can now add us to those that gives a positive review to this company.
We arranged to pickup the pocket WiFi at Haneda Airport but you can also have it delivered to your hotel if you want to. The device comes pre-charged so you can use it right away. Speed and signal strength is good even in the subway trains.
SHINJUKU. After eating we explored Shinjuku. Japan's greatest entertainment district where tall buildings are lined up next to each other along with plenty of new hot spots.
Takashimaya Times Square where my husband bought my Randoseru dream bag <3
Shinjuku Gyoen Park this extensive garden is composed of 3 distinctive-styled gardens: English landscape garden, French normal garden, and Japanese traditional garden.
Opening hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed days: Mondays (If Monday is a public holiday, the garden is closed the following day)
December 29 to January 3
Special open days: Open throughout the following period
Spring:March 25th to April 24th Autumn: November 1st to 15th
Admission fee: ¥ 200
Access: To Shinjuku Gate- 5 min. walk from Shinjuku-gyoenmae station exit 1 on Marunouchi line.
Southern Terrace pathway to Takashimaya Department Store
Shinjuku Skyscraper District
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building or "Tosho" One of Tokyo's landmarks, with a FREE observatory on the 45th floor. The Tokyo Tourist information center on the 1st floor of the main building.
What to see:
The famous Shibuya scramble crossing
Hope you enjoyed my very long post Day 1 Japan! haha
Soredawa mata (see you),