久しぶり！I’m back for more articles and blogging from Japan, thanks for your patience As promised, I’ll cover Tokyo this time! Tokyo and the surrounding cities are the biggest urban area in the world as far as I know and as such are special and unique by just this fact alone. It’s a vast area of concrete mountains, towers and valleys stretching as far as one can see and taking your breath away. While Osaka was already huge, it’s nothing compared to Tokyo in my impression.
I’ve been to Tokyo in the beginning of September for a few days, before going up to Mt. Fuji and we spent some time in the city and seeing different parts of it, ranging from the Imperial Palace to the Tokyo Tower at night. During these days we saw a tiny fraction of the huge metro and train network of the city… man, it’s endless! While getting along with choosing trains from two different metro companies and the JR train network was working out ok, running through stations to get from the section of one company to another company’s platforms was like running through a labyrinth sometimes. This might have to do with the bad explanation on some signs too, but mostly the feeling came from sheer endless tunnels winding themselves through the underground like worms. Worms made of concrete and with a bad interior design.
That said, I was actually more positively surprised by Tokyo. I imagined that I wouldn’t really like it because of the sheer size and huge amount of people living there (actually the amount of people sometimes was very annoying, truth be told). But in reality I found the city to be a very enjoyable and interesting place with many beautiful spots and nice locations to discover. Still, I wouldn’t want to live there for a longer period of time, but I was definitely positively surprised.
But as I imagine writing about it in a diary style would be a bit boring, I decided to give you a nice overview with pictures I made there and then give you some enjoyable highlights, which are more interesting. Please enjoy my view on Tokyo!