Nov 23, 2006
May 29, 2007
In shibuya the place is packed with people you can hardly see the road infront of you. The train station was the most hectic place ive ever been..check out some of the videos I have posted. I'll post more photos when I can. Hope everyone is doing well!
Tokyo was absolutely amazing, lights, vending machines, crazy japs, everywhere. We arrived in Japan completely jet lagged, our bodies telling us it was 11pm, while in Japan it was 9am. We got settled in our cozy hostel and got some sleep. We went out at 6pm, to Roppongi (district of tokyo) which is the party capital of Japan. We later found out that if you want to stay out past 12am the only way back home was by the metro, which closes at 12am and re-opens at 5am!! All Japs do this as only the super rich and people with bottemless pockets pay for taxis. We repeated this process for the next couple of nights, and we bearly saw daylight in Tokyo.(although Tokyo is twice as good at night) Tokyo is an amazing city, very very clean (but no bins anywhere), everyone is so orderly, honest and friendly. You dont need to tip in Tokyo either, they'll chase you down and give you your money back if you do! Shibuya was the best part of Tokyo, huge sky-scrapers more lights and huge tv screens than you can imagine. The wierd thing about tokyo is that there are no cash machines any where! we spent about 2hours looking for one. Given the crazy language the japs speak, we managed quite well and got confused only on the odd occassion, although when we went to buy a train ticket from the machine Dan said "how much money are you taking out!"