Welcome to Tokyo! A gigantic city in which it's impossible to see it all. It's a great clean city with incredibly polite people. Japan is really special.

 

The subway lines have colors, and each station has a number.

Nobody talks on the trains. They are silent. Everybody is on their phones, but you won’t hear any beeps or sounds. It’s pretty nice.

Meiji Jingu Shrine.

We witnessed a wedding ceremony on the grounds. Why they would have it in a circle of tourists, I do not know.

Shibuya pedestrian crossing.

Baseball game! The Tokyo Yakult Swallows took on the Chunichi Dragons.

When the home team scores, the fans open their umbrellas and sing a song together. It’s amazing!

There was a short fireworks show in the fifth inning. Why the fifth inning? I couldn’t tell you.

Roppongi neighborhood.

 

Nothing beats a $4 ramen!

The colorful Akihabara neighborhood.

Pachinko is the big craze here.

Tsukiji fish market. The big early morning tuna auctions happen here.

Lots of rules at Tsukiji. Understandably, the tourists get in the way of big business transactions. It must be a hectic environment.

I came to Tsukiji in the late afternoon for a sushi meal. The fresh catches of the day don’t have to travel very far.

Sumo Arena and museum Ryogoku Kokugikan.

Godzilla has invaded Shinjuku!

Great demonstration. Samurai vs. Ninja!

Genki sushi, a conveyor belt sushi restaurant.

This is Nippon Budokan, an arena used for sporting events and concerts.

There was a youth kendo tournament happening, so I got to go inside.

Senso-ji Buddhist Temple in Asakusa.

People love to rent out kimonos during their temple visits.

Super Mario Kart tour. A unique way to see Tokyo. I did not do this.

Skytree Tower.

Tokyo Tower.

 


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