Island Hoping (5) – Tokyo

I know my posting came to a stand still, but I took some time tonight to upload my photos from Tokyo. After Matsumoto, Steven and I headed back south to a warmer Tokyo. There, we met up Angela and a couple hours later some other folks joined the fun! More photos here.

Some things I learned in Tokyo:

  • The subway is pretty darn convenient. Plus, I like the pleasant sounds that play when they arrive in the station.
  • There are a LOT of Japanese people. This one is probably obvious, but when you are crossing the street in Shibuya, it is a little scary.
  • You can drink on the streets. Why buy drinks at the bar when you can walk across the street and drink in front of 7-11?
  • Tuna fish are big. I’d freak out if there were a bunch of these things swimming next to me.
  • I’m not sure how Japanese people are as skinny as they are because I would be 10 pounds heavier if I lived there. The fried chicken they sell at Family Mart (kinda like 7-11) should be taken seriously.
  • Only in Japan can you go to a bar called The Lockup and be handcuffed and served drinks with fake eyeballs in them.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch is not a clothing store. It is a daytime club with guest list and bouncers.
  • If you think getting a private karaoke room is fun, you need to try and get your own private virtual golf room.
  • The streets are so clean. Problem is, you feel bad littering so you walk around for blocks with random trash in your hand and no garbage cans to throw it away.
  • Tokyo is best enjoyed with friends. Thanks Atsuko for showing us around!

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