Having been to Tokyo twice before, I’m honestly not very excited about the city. However, it was a must go for the kids because of the Gundam Base.

Getting there after the typhoon

Since Typhoon Hagibis had just landed in Japan the day before, we were not too sure if the bullet train service would be affected. Thanks to the Japanese efficiency, Shinkansen continued to run between Osaka and Tokyo. We only noticed a busier than usual station and a very crowded Shinkansen. The train still arrived on schedule and took us to Tokyo without delay.


In Tokyo, we stayed at Voga Corte Chidoricho near the Chidoricho Station. It was a bit far from central Tokyo but was a lot more affordable and calmer. Similar to the hotel in Osaka, this one also has a usable kitchen and a washing machine. It was very suitable for a family like us.