Three Days in Tokyo
All photos and video by Josh Meister Photo.
Tokyo has always held a mythical place in my mind – sushi, robots, cartoon kids, the Future!!!! Basically, I imagined the Jetsons, but Asian, and with better food. And a touch of giant dinosaur thing thrown in for good measure. Probably not realistic, but you're not judging, right? Josh had his own vision of the city, which focused a lot more on heaping piles of raw fish and ramen and also definitely included robots. Either way, we had super high expectations, and good news – we loved every second of our time there!
We only had about three and a half days, which is not even long enough to do probably half of what we wanted to do, but we tried our best. There was also a bit of a weather challenge, as Typhoon Lan hit while we were there, so there was a decent amount of rain as well. We persevered though and managed to hit up a large portion of our list.
In no particular order, here are the highlights:
Sushi, sushi, sushi! (including the Tsukiji Fish Market):
Piss Alley for yakatori and Golden Gai bars:
Shinjuku National Gardens:
Shinjuku area, including a great Night Free Walking Tour + the Robot Restaurant:
The list of things we wanted to do, but couldn't fit in goes on and on, so we're just going to have to visit Tokyo again to check out the Super Mario tour, views from Tokyo Tower or the free alternative - Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, the Ghibli Museum, Harajuku, Asakusa, sumo tournament (in January, May and September) or practice match, Roppongi nightlife, Mt. Fuji, Chiyoda Imperial Palace and Gardens, among other things!