Sheikh Hamdan in Japan: Dubai's Crown Prince visits tourist hotspots in Tokyo and Kyoto

From eating at blogger-faved burger joints to visiting sacred shrines, the Dubai royal enjoyed a busy trip to the Land of the Rising Sun

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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, has been exploring Japan this week and sharing the highlights of his travels on his Instagram, naturally.

The Dubai royal has been travelling with Uncle Saeed and his young best friend, Mohammed bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi, known as Maj.

Sheikh Hamdan has ticked off a number of touristy must-dos while in Japan. So far he has been in Kyoto, seen geishas walking through its autumnal streets and visited the Fushimi Inari Shrine with Maj.

"I love Japan," Sheikh Hamdan wrote in Japanese, captioning the image of the two of them wrapped up in front of the temple's red arch.

After exploring Kyoto, Dubai's crown prince took the high-speed bullet train to Tokyo. Travel between the two cities on Honshu, Japan's largest and most populated island, takes around six hours by car and just over three and a half hours on the high-speed train.

Sheikh Hamdan with the Tokyo Tower in the background during his visit to Japan. Instagram / Sheikh Hamdan 

While in the capital, his sightseeing has not slowed down. In his first three hours there, Sheikh Hamdan posted selfies with the red and white Tokyo Tower in the background and images of Uncle Saeed posing with bronze sculptures of rugby player Michael Leitch and sumo wrestler Tochinoshin Tsuyoshi.

He also paid a visit to Aldebaran restaurant, where he claims to have had the best burger in Japan.

Click through the gallery below to see the highlights from Sheikh Hamdan's trip to Japan: 


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