Japan, Day 8: Walking in Tokyo

Things you notice when walking in Tokyo . . .

1) There are lots and lots of people . . .

Walking in Tokyo
Walking in Tokyo

Walking in Tokyo
Walking in Tokyo
Walking in Tokyo
Walking in Tokyo
Walking in Tokyo
Walking in Tokyo

2) Most of them are not very tall . . .

Giant among pygmies
Giant among pygmies

3) Because there are a lot of people in a small amount of space (even though they are small people), Tokyo is built to take advantage of vertical space. For example, I’ve never seen a two- or three-story fast food restaurant in the U.S. but they’re common in Tokyo. Businesses that usually are two or three stories in the U.S., like department stores, in Tokyo are eight or ten stories.

Tokyo is a vertical city
Tokyo is a vertical city
Is that a McDonalds up there?
Is that a McDonalds up there?
Sake
Sake
Ueno Park
Ueno Park

Flying back home tomorrow . . . sayonara!

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