Tokyo, Big City, Intensity and Bright Lights

Tokyo; it’s filled with such intensity, throngs of people, big, bright, flashing bill boards, video game arcades, neon lights, cars, busses, horns, bikers flying past you on the side walks, motorcycles, scooters; it is an endless sea of energy and excitement.

Tokyo, Japan’s capital city, is the biggest city in the world and is the home of 36 million people. Yet it is amazing that with all these people, intensity, extreme heat in the summer, traffic jams, and so many other factors that can make tempers flare; it remains the safest city in the world.

I am here with my husband, daughter and son-in-law to attend the wedding of a young woman who lived with us as an exchange student some years ago. We have enjoyed ourselves and have seen shrines, temples, an owl cafe, Tokyo Disney Sea, and much more. We have navigated and survived the subway, not quite like the locals, but we have it down! Here are a few photos from the last few days.

theTravelsketcher sketching at Zenkokuji Temple.

We had an amazing lunch at World Wine Bar in Iidabashi. The food, service and setting are immaculate. Here are a few photos.

There is so much more to see and do; but our trip is far from over. The wedding is later today, I am looking forward to experiencing a Japanese wedding. Tomorrow we’re off to Seoul for a few days, then back to Tokyo for a few more days. There’s something about this city that keeps drawing me back, and I hope that appeal never fades.

As always, please leave a comment, I would love to hear from you.


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