Vacation in Tokyo and Nikko

School holidays are when we can have vacations with our children. Going holidays with a family of five is different from family of four. Some places can accommodate up to a family of four, and I'll have odd one out. So arranging accommodations or seats can be quite a daunting task. Well, I'll just have to make it happen, don't I? ;) 

This vacation, was to Tokyo and Nikko. I've been to Tokyo once and have always wanted to go back. My spouse and eldest son used to spam Tokyo...until last year when my son got a chance to travel to Tokyo to his grandpa and fell in love with it! Thereafter, he knows why I love Japan, and convinced his dad to go. So finally, it was decided, and of course, I did all the booking and planning of itinerary again. I'm not complaining, but it does get a bit stressful planning out the timing and the transport at times. Fortunately, it was a great trip for everyone and we enjoyed it! However, if we had delayed by a week, we will probably see snow in Nikko. *sigh* No chance of snow this year... we'll try next year. ;)

Our apartment for the first three nights. Booked through Airbnb and the host was really really very nice. This apartment is in Ginza area. Very nice and cosy apartment that accomodates five of us. IMG_4074 IMG_4264 IMG_4076
Dinner at Gonpachi.
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Christmas tree at Ginza.
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Potato chips at Calbee plus at Harajuku
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Cakes from Hidemi Sugino
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Food alley at one of the shopping mall
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Shibuya
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Ichiran at Shibuya
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Mt Fuji seen from the Monorail to DisneySea
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Minnie at DisneySea
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Minnie ice cream stick
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Toy Story at DisneySea
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X'mas Fireworks Special at DisneySea
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Tempura Soba near my apartment
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Shinkyo Bridge at Nikko
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Rinnoji Temple (under renovation till 2019)
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Addictive Haagen Dazs ice creams.
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Tobu World Square at Kinugawa-Onsen area.
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Mini NYC twin towers at Tobu World Square.
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Mini Neuschwanstein Castle at Tobu World Square
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Akechidaira Plateau
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Akechidaira Ropeway
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Irohazaka winding road
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Overlooking Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls
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Kegon Falls
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On the streets at Lake Chuzenji
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Cold Soba
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Ryuzu Falls
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Irohazaka winding road
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Nikko Station Hotel Ladies Onsen shower area
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Nikko Station Hotel Ladies Indoor Onsen
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Nikko Station Hotel Ladies Onsen change area
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Chirashi Don
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Chirashi Don
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Steak by weight at Ikinari Steak. Superb.
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Yummy garlic rice.
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Asakusa train, Ginza line.
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Free refreshment at Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo-Kyobashi
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Kaminarimon gate
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Tokyo Tower
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Pen Station. Pilot Pen museum and cafe.
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Illumination at Omotesando
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Illumination Tokyo Square Garden
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Mt Fuji from afar
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Odawara sulphur park
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Lake Ashi
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Nice bright moon at 4pm
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Shinkansen at Tokyo Station
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Alaska crab legs at Tokyo Station Buffet
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Kit Kat stall at Daimaru at Tokyo Station
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Tsukiji Fish Market
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Sashimi Nigiri

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