Tokyo can be so overwhelming.
It really is a buzzing metropolis of tall buildings, blinding lights, whizzing cars and dense population.
Having previously lived in Okinawa for 6 months, I was really taken by surprise on how different mainland Japan is.
Tokyo is the largest city in terms of population.
Things here can get congested, crazy, bizarre, chaotic and beautiful. Just get to one of the markets or train stations then you’ll know what I’m talking about.
And as much as I love going places where I find peace and quiet, truth is, I am a big city kind of guy because I grew up in one.
I am an explorer and an observe so I love it when there’s so much to see and do in a city.
The stream of commuters passing you by left and right at a train station, the outrageous signs and decorations of shops and restaurants, the array of colors and characters, the cheerful noises of greeting and invitations, intimidating skyscrapers, the maze of traffic and the congregation of pedestrians, the procession of delicacies, the unexpected quirks and surprises you encounter along the way, Japan really can be so much, but with so much to offer.
It is overwhelming, but that sense of being in the midst of movements and sights is an incredible and wonderful feeling, and it gives great perspectives.
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