Photo by myself of an eatery in Asakusa, a historic district in Tokyo.
Mark and I traveled home today from Tokyo, Japan.
I must say that I didn't expect Japan to be so chaotic and yet so orderly. It was clean, brimming with people and energy but also relatively quiet. And of course, it was hot beyond belief. If you plan to visit, I would advise against going in July and August, since heat + humidity + walking around is tough on the body.
The lovely people and the country's incredible history made our trip absolutely precious. We will certainly be back soon.
Here are more highlights from our trip.
The Ameyoko markets in Ueno, Tokyo, where tiny stalls are tucked under the train tracks. Very Bladerunner-esque.
The stalls in Ameyoko sell everything from clothing to electronics to dried fish. One of the stalls was spraying a fine mist of cool water.
It was insanely hot and humid during our stay. One fellow in Ameyoko cooled off by eating watermelon.
A young woman chatting on the phone in Aoyama, an upscale area in Tokyo.
A gorgeous bird stalked fish for his lunch, in Fukuoka.
A favorite pastime in Japan is gambling. Parlors for Pachinko and slots are open every day.
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