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Five Days in Tokyo: Final Thoughts

by on Dec.24, 2009, under In Asia

So for the last five days, Mr. William Chan and I visited Tokyo. I joined a freelance “zi yao hung” package from Hong Kong which bascially provides you with plane tickets and hotel only.

It was a very good trip. I was scared that the trip wouldn’t go well because I haven’t really planned where to go on what day. However, before I left, I had bought a book named “Tokyo City Guide” by Lonely Planet. It listed what there is to do in each major district in Tokyo. So the plan was to basically visit several districts each day. This plan worked out pretty well. (Just remember to check what day of the week things are happening, for example, if you want to check out the cosplayers at harajuku, go on a weekend; and many things are closed on some days of the week)

There way to much to write down now, however here are some final thoughts on Tokyo:

1 ) Its huge.
2 ) Transport is awesome.
3 ) Food is not as expensive as I thought, especially sushi (Except for rice).
4 ) Those who say that the only cute/hot Japanese girls are the ones you see on tv or internet or magazine or etc, your wrong, during my 5 day stay in Tokyo, it was rare to see an unattractive girl, (or maybe its just the Waterloo effect). The girls really know how to put on makeup.
5 ) You never know when you’re on the ground floor in Tokyo. The city is built on layers, there will always be another floor below your feet.
6 ) Everyone dresses incredibly well. The people are on the bleeding edge of fashion. If you take a moment to look at what people wear, you will notice that everything matches, from the jacket, to the shoes, to the belt, to the purse/bag, to the hat, etc.
7 ) Japanese people are respectful.
8 ) Japanese kids are disiplined (and funny). Only foreign kids misbehave.
9 ) Old Japanese people are so “auntie” or “si lai”.
10 ) Everything is so fast and busy, there is no rest time. The only “slower” time was during our visit to a park or shine.
11 ) Peruvian flute bands ARE everywhere.
12 ) They have 18+ material in convenience stores.
13 ) Everything is so new and clean and shining.

There is definitly more, but im at the airport right now and am very tired. So thats all for now! I’ll upload the pictures and videos soon! Actually, I’ve already uploaded some videos, so check them out! (Search username: Arthaha)


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