The capital of Japan forms, together with the Greater Tokyo Area, the most populous metropolitan area in the World with 35 million inhabitants. Sounds a bit chaotic. And it's something hard to imagine until you lay foot there and realize how densely built it is for kilometers uninterrupted. But surprisingly, as huge as Tokyo may be it is not overwhelming. Its relative lack of high-rise buildings and its many village-like neighborhoods make Tokyo in fact rather airy and really pleasant. Hugely impressive however is how smoothly everything works given the size of the thing - if you omit the traffic jams wich can become truly gargantuan; Highways built on top of each other drawing their way between buildings, twenty metro and train lines which first appear as a cup of noodles but which quickly end up being rather easy to navigate (provided you know where you are and where you're going ;-), automatic car parks etc. And it all started as a fishing village, Edo.

 

What I probably enjoy most in Tokyo (besides family :) is the food. It is a fabulous and simply unbelievable food scene. And the good thing is you don't have to spend a fortune on it for Tokyo bursts with inexpensive yet great eats. Of course, you can spend a lot as well. Whichever option you aim for it will be money well spent! So it's up to you :-) Between meals, Tokyo has a lot to offer. Many museums and art galleries, shops, temples, shrines, parks, Akihabara electric town, Shibuya's famous crossing, Tsukiji shijō, the World’s largest fish market (vegetarians: avoid), Harajuku and cosplay, etc.

 

You will find in this gallery pictures of Tokyo: Roppongi, Shibuya, Ueno, Harajuku, Ginza, Kokugikan Sumo Hall, Akihabara, Kagurazaka, Meiji-jingu, Senzoku, Asakusa, Shinjuku as well as a dedicated gallery to Tsukiji shijō, the World's largest fish market.


If you like the pictures in this gallery, you might also like the pictures of Kyoto, the pictures of Miyajima, the pictures of Hiroshima. Do not miss the pictures of the world’s largest fish market - Tokyo’s Tsukijishiko, all on snapi.org :) The pictures in this gallery were shot with a Canon EOS 40D and a Canon EOS 400D associated with Canon EF 17-40mm f4L USM and Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM.

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