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Tokyo Random Walk

What I like most about Tokyo is that it is an endless city. I have been walking the streets of this city for 16 years and I still find myself lost all the time. The feeling of knowing that I can still get lost is what is thrilling to me.

Tokyo is an amalgamation of houses and skyscrapers, at the same time a huge city and many villages crowded together. When I visit a new place that I still don’t know, I like to explore the area, get lost in the alleys and discover the culture and atmosphere of the neighborhood.

Although the title of the post is “Random Walk”, these are actually photos of many of my random walks. All the photos are from 2018 and 2019. Some of them were uploaded to my instagram account @geekinjapan but most stayed inside my smartphone.

The Bunkyo-ku neighborhood has many old houses and plants that almost almost invade the sidewalks. Notice that the car hardly fits the garage of the house..

At the entrance to the Nezu subway station (Chiyoda Line) they have an old train “wagon” restored as a bookstore where you can leave books you no longer want for other people to read.

Doraemon!

Cables y casitas con paredes bastante feas, pero si os fijais está lleno de macetas alineadas al borde del asfalto. Un repartidor de Kuroneko en bicicleta.

Cables and houses with ugly walls, but if you carefully there are many flower pots beautifully aligned on the edge of the asphalt. And Kuroneko delivery man on a bicycle!

A basketball net behind the Tocho (Tokyo Metropolitan Government building)

A restaurant that serves yakiniku at lunch time

A gigant Maneki Neko.

Painted walls near Nakano station.

I love these old-fashioned maps, although with smartphones there are less and less of these “analog” maps, you can still find them in areas of shōtengai (Commercial streets).

Coffee shop where you can choose the beans that you prefer and they roast it to your liking.

Ginza skyscrapers.

Nakameguro and sakura.

This is also Shibuya, but far from the stations.

Rainy night somewhere neat Sendagi station.

1 reply on “Tokyo Random Walk”

Great photographs, thanks.
I never tire of just walking around the streets of Japan. Everything is so compact, there is a surprise around every corner. Clean and efficient, with a 7-11/Lawsons on every corner. Great places to eat, shop, play and enjoy.
One day I will retire there and die a happy man.
Thanks again.

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