Time to take stock and perform a quick review of Tokyo.
The city itself is superb. 5 days (the effective amount of time we had there) is no where near enough. Ideally you would want two weeks if you’re up to the pace, else three if you want to take a slightly more leisurely pace. It is a city full of contradictions. If you’re wanting an exotic location you will instantly be disappointed as Tokyo is the number 1 western city. We’re talking state of the art and modern buildings here, however dig deeper and the old locations (even if rebuilt out of ferro-concrete in the 1960s) are just round the corner. Temples sit alongside modern high rises and crowds are every where. Continue reading