Travel: Trip Report: Tokyo, Japan December 2014
I just got back from my first trip to Japan!
This is going to be the first trip report on the blog. As most of you know, travel is a huge part of my life. I read the 4 Hour Work Week almost eight years ago. That book inspired me to find a career where I could work and travel at the same time. That search eventually lead me into affiliate marketing.
I’ve had many readers mention to me how my blog has inspired them to travel. I’m hoping that these trip reports can be a source of information, entertainment, and motivation.
I’ve been waiting to go to Japan my entire life, and always held the culture in high regards (besides the World War 2 stuff). My self-improvement mentality is based on Kaizen (daily, continuous improvement), and I’ve incorporated a lot of the lean principles found in Japanese companies into my own business.
I’ve been everywhere in Asia, but I guess I wanted to save Japan as a trip to look forward to. After turning 30 last week, I decided to finally visit Tokyo.
I stayed at the Park Hyatt Tokyo hotel in Shinjuku. It’s in the business center / shopping center of Tokyo and is a great area to stay in for a first-timer. The best part of staying in Shinjuku is you have easy access to the train station that can take you anywhere.
I watched Lost in Translation back when I was a freshmen in university. After I finished the movie, I told myself I would go to Tokyo one day and stay in the hotel it was filmed at.