After spending an exhausting (but brilliant) four days in Hong Kong this time last month, I headed to Japan for two weeks, where I explored Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, and Hiroshima – before continuing my journey to Taipei, Taiwan’s capital. After a hectic four days walking around HK, with a jet lag in tow, I was looking forward to having some rest and recharging my batteries – and Japan was perfect for that.
My first stop was Tokyo, where I stayed two nights at the Gate Hotel Asakusa Kaminarimon. I was looking for something fairly central and well-connected to Tokyo’s subway system, since I was relying on public transport for getting around the city, but preferably in a place that isn’t overly busy or noisy. The Gate Hotel ticked all these boxes – and more – and turned out to be a fantastic base for my stay.