A First Date with Tokyo

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By: leelefever on May 3, 2006 - 12:13am

I was telling Sachi today about my excitement about Tokyo and Japan in general. I told her that it feels like a first date that is going really well- so well that I'm already looking forward to the next date. Maybe I have a crush on Tokyo.

I've mentioned before that I enjoy visiting places that feel other-worldly.  Usually it is landscapes that give me this feeling, but with Tokyo it is the cityscape and the people. There is surely no other place like Tokyo in the world.

All the places we've been before here felt like going back in time to more traditional lifestyles and fashions.  Visiting Tokyo is like going into the future where things have evolved in their own indepedent way- including every convenience one could image.

The Japanese have a style that is all their own. The young Japanese folks have a fashion sense that most Americans would consider over-the-top.  It seems that all the rage lately among the teenager girls is what I would call "Little Bo Peep" style.  I can't say I'm a fan. 

 And these with the industry-standard "peace" signs...

 One of the sights we set out to see today was the Shibuya Crosswalk, which is famous for the hordes of people who cross it all day.  TruthChild hooked us up on the best place to watch (2nd story Starbucks) and was fun to see, though it is a holiday and liklely had less people than usual. Here's a quick time lapse...

I hope you enjoy hearing about Japan and seeing lots of pictures, because we have Internet access in the hotel room for only the second time on the trip...lots more to come.

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By: waikui (not verified) on May 3, 2006 - 2:46pm
Have you met Hachiko in front of Shibuya station?