Tokyo is a huge metropolis and it is rather scattered: in your first visit you need to try a little bit in order to get used to the segmentation of certain neighborhoods, which are so different from Europe since you have to make clear where one ends and the other begins and the fact that life is always done due to the presence of an underground station will make it a bit stranger for first visitors.
Panoramic view of Tokyo
Life in Tokyo “is” in fact the underground: in all intersections you will see rivers of people come out from stops. As you move away from these natural gathering places, people decrease as the density of buildings, offices and shops arises, until it seems you are in the suburbs. But then here’s another stop, and history repeats itself again and again.
Metro station in Tokyo
Tokyo by night
To explore Tokyo, then there’s nothing better than using the meters “jumping” from one stop to another: that is how you will see the metropolis as well as imagine it, with rivers of people crossing the intersection of Shibuya or going in the countless shopping malls dedicated to electronics in Akihabara. The other issue is that you will need to find cheap apartments in Tokyo, do not panic out; just remember to book in advance. But be careful, don’t think that Tokyo is just neon lights and skyscrapers have good sight and go in search of tiny Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples, gardens, parks. Believe it or not, there are also artistic place in Tokyo…
Photo 1: SF Brit, Photo 2: [cipher] , Photo 3: Takadanobaba Kurazawa