Japan Travelogue: A Short Trip to Sendai and Tokyo

I went to Japan for about a week at the end of October, specifically to Sendai and Tokyo, for work. It was a rare opportunity that I got to travel during Autumn! We flew into Narita Airport, then took a domestic flight to Sendai, which was cooler than Tokyo.

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Sendai is one of Japan’s biggest cities, and it is famous for its beef tongue, Samurai history as well as being the City of Trees.

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We got to make our own soba and had it for lunch!

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Other than awesome Kit Kat flavours, I love to check out Haagen Dazs in Japan too!

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We took the Matsushima Bay Cruise, where we sailed around the many pine trees inhabited islands in Miyagi Prefecture. It was one of the areas affected by the tsunami in 2011.

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A seafood and beef tongue lunch by Matsushima Bay.

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Pear Ice Cream (300Yen) after lunch. I was really excited when I saw it, but the milk base was very strong and it covered the subtle flavour of the pear.

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We also got to participate in a Kokeshi Doll painting workshop! Kokeshi Dolls are made of wood, and they have enlarged heads and thin bodies with no arms or legs.

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One of the nicest places to view Mount Fuji is at Lake Kawaguchi.

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Mount Fuji, probably the most famous landmark and symbol of Japan. Apparently, we were really lucky we got to see a clear view of the mountain, as it is usually covered in clouds.

During my trip in December last year, I went to Asakusa to shop. This time, I went there to eat!

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Huge melon buns for 200Yen. This shop behind the popular shoppign street sells 4,000 buns a day!

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A hundred years legacy deep fried curry bun (290Yen). Made using homemade 100% prime Japanese beef curry, then coated with breadcrumbs and then deep fried.

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building offers a bird’s eye view of Tokyo. There are many observation decks in Japan, but unlike Tokyo Skytree and Tokyo Tower, the view from this 45th floor is free.

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