Backpacking in Tokyo, Japan 2004

I was still contemplating on a writing and layout style for my backpacking trip to Tokyo, Japan during March 2004. While I am still cracking my peanuts brains, I would start by writing a brief synposis on my backpacking adventure.

Period of travel: End March 2004 to 1st week April 2004
Airline: Singapore Airlines
Accommodation: Stayed @ Evon’s (ex-colleague) place in Araki, Chiba. She was studying there at that time. Thanks for hosting me and showing me around, check out her blog too!

Country information

  • Japan National Travel Organisation Website
  • – Lonely Planet Guide Book (Tokyo)
    – Local guides and maps
    Getting around in Tokyo by trains:

  • Japan Rail
  • Areas visited:
    – Shinjuku
    – Shibuya, Harajuku
    – Roppongi
    – Odaiba/Tokyo Bay Area
    – Tokyo Station Area, Imperial Palace
    – Akihabara
    – Ginza
    – Ueno, Asakusa
    – Yokohama
    – Abiko, Araki
    – Narita

    Estimated travelling expenses :$2k overall approx

    Number of photographic memories recorded: 587

    Travelling experience: Priceless + Awesome + Cooling Spring Weather + Extreme challenge in human communications

    To Be Continued

    Thanks to friends who read my writings

    Before I begin writing and becoming a travel writer for a start, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to my friends who pop in down here and take a peek on my work.

    I hope that I would be able to provide a stress reliever + travel enticer + travel information centre for all friends (with my freestyle presentation).

    With that, this picture w/ meaningful quote is for all who pops in & say hi or read my postings !

    Introducing – Solo Backpacking Holiday to Tokyo, Japan 2004

    G’day Folks,

    Thanks to those who are reading this chapter now. As I promised earlier in my earlier postings, I would be starting off with my solo backpacking holiday to Tokyo, Japan in 2004.

    I have not decided on the format that I would adopt to tell people on my travel stories, should it be a day-to-day presentation style or based on events/locations presentation style? Would look at Tania’s travel blog for inspiration. Do take a look at her travel blog too !

    While I take some time to decide on a personal style, I would let the pictures do the talking, “A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

    Folks, sit back and relax and enjoy ……

    Presenting …..




    Camera Equipment List

    These is the camera equipment list that I am currently using (and also used before)

    DSLR & Lenses

    Canon EOS 300D
    Canon EF 17-40mm F4 L USM
    Canon EF 50mm F1.8 II
    Canon EF 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 USM (On Loan)
    Canon EF-S 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
    Metz 40 MZ-2 (On Loan)

    Digital Cameras

    FujiFilm S602Z
    FujiFilm S2800Z (Decommissioned)
    Canon Ixus

    I will update this list whenever I have new cameras or accessories coming in. I would have to learn how to create a column on the right side of the webpage for easy access to the readers on my equipment.

    Work In Progress Chapter 2


    Today is a long day, got lost navigating my blog and could not figure out what happened to my missing posts. Big thanks to my colleague Jack who helped me solve my problem and it is still a lot on Work In Progress for my Journal of Photojournalism and Travel Journalism. There would definitely be a lot of trials and errors along my route of advance.

    Well, let me start off with my solo backpacking trip to Tokyo, Japan from 23 March 2004 to 29 March 2004.

    Watch out for it !

    Work In Progress


    Informed some of my friends on my new work. Still haven’t decide how I would go about doing, writing and posting my photos. Most probably might be instinctive and let my pictures and words do the talking. Still experimenting on the template section and how to put up links of other blogs and websites (lots of trials and errors).

    As I am writing this, it is a good form of therapuetic stress reliever and I hope everybody who reads and visit would enjoy it too!

    My 1st Post


    Today is the 1st step that I took to enter into the world of blogging and it will be linked to my strong interest in the field of photography and photojournalism. This blog would be mainly my photography work and my travel journalism, writing up on my photos and my travel experiences.

    Due to the nature of my work, I might not update reguarly but nevertheless, I would be slowly write up and move towards becoming a photojournalist.

    Till then, thank you for viewing and have fun ! Keep U all posted !