Sunday, March 16, 2008

I Love Japan

I love Japan. I first visited Japan (for 2 weeks in Kobe and Osaka) in 2004. This time I stopped in Tokyo for 2 days on my way back from India. I think the stark contrast to India makes me like Tokyo even more. Japan has the things I found lacking in India. The people are not at all pushy and quite polite, the place is very clean and its easy to get around the city. As a bonus I don't have to worry about what is safe to eat and drink :)

I arrived yesterday morning around 7. We went to Harajuku (the guide book said Sunday at Harajuku was a good time to see Cosplay) but it proved to be a waste of time, only a few costumed people were there and they weren't that great. The nearby Meiji-jingu shrine was quite nice and worth the visit. We also walked around an electronics department store and it was quite a sensory overload at first.

This morning we woke up at 5 and went down to the Tokyo fish market which was quite interesting. We didn't see any flying fish but the auction was fun to watch. It proved to also be a great place to get sushi. We'll be heading to the Imperial garden today, then its off to the airport for me in the afternoon to catch my flight home. I've really enjoyed Tokyo, but I'm not sad to go home because I now this is a place I will definitely to return with Kim.

Technical Specs: Canon 40D, 17-55, 6 shot panorama, f/4.5, 1/40s, ISO 800.

1 comment:

ReallyJapan said...

Yeah in Tokyo is pretty easy to get around the city, and is quite clean and not so noisy.. it's quite amazing especially if you consider how many people are living there..
A city with the same population of Tokyo in Italy (where I was born) will be just "The Hell".

Have fun!