Tokyo in Pictures pt. 1

Just got back from Tokyo where I spent the Korea’s Lunar New Year holiday walking around the vibrant city streets eating sushi, drinking saki, and just generally taking it all in. Since they say a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a few of my favorite snaps from the trip.

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What Tokyo Looked Like.

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What Tokyo Felt Like.

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We arrived at the sumo stadium just as some of the wrestlers were making their enterences. It’s hard to tell the magnatude of these people from pictures or television, but trust me, they are HUGE!

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Tokyo has an absolutely ginormous subway system. It can be a little overwhelming at first, but with a little practice you soon find that it’s the best way to travel through the city, especially since a 5 minute cab ride costs about 12 dollars.

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I’m not sure, but I think this guy just lost his match at the sumo competition and was buying subway tickets to head home, or maybe to an all-you-can-eat buffet.

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Fresh fish at the Tsukiji Fish Market

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Sunset in Tokyo’s Pond District

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Akihabara Electric City. If you can’t find it here, you can’t find it anywhere.

Ok, that’s all I got for today. I’ll post a few more tomorrow. For now, here’s one of my favorite Tom Wait’s songs to tide you over.

Related Viewing: “Big in Japan” – Tom Waits

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3 responses to “Tokyo in Pictures pt. 1

  1. love love love the sunset picture.

    (also love the Tom Waits: he’s my favorite artist, you know)

  2. We were in Fukuoka for the Lunar New Year. Japan was great hope you liked it!

  3. SEGA!!!! that’s all i took away from that, except that pond scene looks pretty romantic, you should catalogue that information for when you decide to settle down & start a family like i’ve always wisely suggested

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