What is Tokyo Really Like?
Or Things I Like About Japan’s Capital💗
. 🗼Everything is Clean!
— Tokyo is the window into the future where people respect their surroundings
. 🗼Etiquette is a Big Deal!
— The Japanese are polite, welcoming and follow a rigid etiquette that you should try to uphold too, and unlike most cities where people become a little uptight, Tokyo hasn’t lost its civility😌
. 🗼The Pedestrian Walkways are HUGE!
— Everything for walking/cycling people🚲
. 🗼Themed Cafes and Restaurants!
— Tokyo has its quirks and oddities – fact! There are Cats🐈, Robot🤖 and Super Mario🏎 cafes, Vampire🧛🏻♀️, Ninja and Alice in Wonderland🐇 restaurants, and many more besides🌚
. 🗼Neat Box Buildings🏙!
— In Tokyo, and throughout Japan, the majority of the buildings here are oddly… neat. The are either small and very square or tall and rectangular thin, exist in varying shades of coffee, caramel and grey and are neatly placed together, making Tokyo look like it was only built 10 years ago by someone with a passion for beige😹
Although Tokyo has its area of skyscrapers and modern architecture, the overwhelming feeling here is for design to be functional and simple, rather than used as a showpiece😼
. 🗼Neon Lights!
— Signs illuminate so much of Tokyo. And nothing is more amazing than when night comes in and all the signs are lit up like a psychedelic version of Times Square💟
. 🗼A Calm Tube🚇 — The metro in Tokyo is something special. There’s no chaos (outside of commuter hours); no ones rushes, runs and pushes on the trains and escalators; there’s a cute tune that plays when the train stops at every single station! The only downside here is the long walks between the lines😤👠
. 🗼Vending Machines on Every Street Corner!
— The Japanese LOVE vending machines...or maybe they are a thirsty nation of people!😁
. 🗼Tradition Still Exists!
— Tokyo might be a modern city, but there are still areas that have kept with traditional designs and layouts. This isn’t just another concrete jungle🏯
. 🗼Pachinko Slots!
— A fusion of pinball and slot machines that’s a gray market form of gambling!