The day started off with buzzing lights and maid cafes in Akihabara; it ended with an elegant (and very expensive) dinner in posh Roppongi Hills.
You couldn’t have asked for two more contrasting experiences.
And yet, that sums up my entire experience in Tokyo. It’s a city of contrasts, of duality, of efficiency and ridiculousness somehow managing to exist in a metro area of 5,240 square miles.
So here’s what this strange day looked like:
Heading to Akihabara
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outside of honolulu, Tokyo is my favorite city in the world (followed closely by NYC). you can get anything you want there and any hour of the day or night.
That’s true. But I much preferred Kamakura and Fukuoka. Read my latest blog to find out about Kamakura. Fukuoka — well, you probably read all about my gushing affection for that prefecture! 🙂
Great pixs again!
Booked my trip today!
M, can I go with you guys? I’m jonesing bad. need a Nihon fix.
@matt, you are welcome to join us. Hawaiian Air has a special deal till April 30th.
I love how the blog is bringing people together 🙂
CAT: is the maid cafes the new geisha houses?
That’s exactly how another person in our group characterized them. The modern-day geisha houses.