I can hardly believe that 16 days has passed after traveling with my friend, Rupal. After 16 hours on the plane, we got lost in the Japanese cultural world and the people, who were very welcoming and helpful. We got to sample all these incredible restaurants and amazing markets (incredibly cheap prices). It is our first trip to Tokyo for 4 days though there will definitely be more visits in the future. We were navigating ourselves by using maps at all times but some of the time it was difficult to find many places that didn’t have street names. A good tip is to allow plenty of time if you are going somewhere unfamiliar in Japan because most use numbers instead of names to mark streets.
Rupal already knew before, but I didn’t know Japanese people sleep in airports, trains, buses, well practically everywhere so EASILY …it’s like they are dropping dead! No wonder they are very active…. I guess we rely on luxury too much (!).
I noticed that most people used hat shields that you can buy from shops, so they are protected from the sun.
I was stunned to see a cleaner use a toothbrush to clean the bins, it looked brand new!
We had dinner in a restaurant where the train was running over us which was surreal!
There is rare vegetation to be seen but you have to research where it is.
When we trekked in Shibuya, Tokyo, it felt like we were in the Matrix film after seeing all the men and women in suits! Shibuya is one of Tokyo’s most crowded districts, the light turns green and 10,000 people cross the street! Said to be the world’s busiest pedestrian crossing. This happens every time the light changes. The people just keep coming!.
Food and transit are expensive. There are fast, medium or slow speed trains you can choose.
We are big fan of markets! Some posh shops had beautifully designed clothes we got to buy. However, we both agreed that most of the materials we have seen are best suited to thin Japanese people!