Tokyo Roundup

I decided some of my final days in Tokyo would be spent relaxing after such a hectic trip around the country. Here is a flavour of each of the days which I’ve only written about in my September Photo A Day diary.

16th September

First full day at my Tokyo apartment. Spent the day relaxing in my cosy billet and having a little walk to Shinjuku. See Day #1721.

My Tokyo Place
My Tokyo Place

18th September

Toy shopping in Nakano Broadway! Then a little bit of planking in Sensō-ji. See Day #1723.

Nakano Broadway
Nakano Broadway

19th September

A visit to NHK, then more shopping, this time at Tokyo station and Akihabara. See Day #1724.

Hurry, Hurry
Hurry, Hurry

21st September

Back to Nakano Broadway to marvel once more at the never-ending toyshops! See Day #1726.

Boxes And Boxes Of Stuff
Boxes And Boxes Of Stuff

23rd September

Grizzly old rainy day spent at the apartment sorting photos. I only nipped out to forage at the supermarket next door. See Day #1728.

Rain, Rain, Go Away!
Rain, Rain, Go Away!

24th September

A sunny day at last! Visited Yoyogi Park via the National Gymnasium at Shibuya, then onto the Shintō shrine at nearby Meiji-jingu. In the evening there was the first of the two Asia shows in Shibuya that I’d stayed on in Tokyo to attend. See Day #1729.

Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Yoyogi National Gymnasium

25th September

Day spent sorting and packing before going to the final Asia gig in Shibuya with Tomoo in the evening. See Day #1730.

The Bright Lights Of Shibuya
The Bright Lights Of Shibuya

26th September

Sad to be leaving! An early start to catch the N’EX service back to Narita airport, and homeward  bound. See Day #1731.

N'EX
N’EX

Final Thoughts

Japan is a wonderful place to visit. It’s people are warm and friendly – even if you don’t speak their language. The culture and architecture are amongst some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, and this trip was the culmination of many years’ longing to visit the country. And I can thoroughly recommend Inside Japan Tours who arranged my trip without a hitch.

So for now, it may be sayonara, but rest assured, I’ll be back as soon as I can! In the meantime, here is a selection of shots from my time in Toyko:

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