Tokyo Transportation

There’s so many ways to get around in Tokyo!

Walking. I walked EVERYWHERE when I lived in Tokyo.
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The world’s busiest intersection.
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Salarymen walk.
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Old ladies walk.
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People walk with umbrellas.
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And of course, bikes! Sooooooo many bikes.
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Expensive bike. 1889

Business bike. 873

Nighttime bike. 1277

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Then there’s cars. Small car. 891

Cool car that I wish Audi would sell in the U.S.1155

Expensive car. 2510

Another expensive car. 1871

And even another expensive car!2511

Stealth taxi. 1302

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Trains are a great way to get around too. I commuted to work on the Chiyoda line every morning. 597

Red train. 884

Green train. 877

Blue train. 886

Waiting for the train. 😦1174

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Waiting on the train. 869

Sleeping on the train. 🙂915

BULLET TRAIN!!!!!490

And when you have to leave Tokyo…airplanes. 2591

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King airplane. 2688

Thanks for stopping by today! If you like what you saw be sure to like this post!

Chris

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Shinjuku and Park Hyatt

Yesterday I went to Shinjuku with some friends after work. We got there around 8pm (we work 11-7) right as things were picking up. Shinjuku is by far my favorite place in Tokyo so far! It’s what you might call the “stereotypical” Tokyo with lots of neon, crowds, and narrow alleyways (Tokyo is much more diverse in reality but more on that later). Shinjuku is also home to the Park Hyatt Hotel. If you’re ever here take out a small loan, go to the Park Hyatt, ride the elevator to the 52nd floor, and use the loan to buy a drink. I guarantee there will be no regrets. On the opposite end of the spectrum there are also crowded alleys with tiny bars that seat about 10 people and are so cool! If you’re a foreigner you have to ask before going in, but the sentiment is generally very friendly and relaxed.

Crowds outside the Shinjuku JR station. I’ve discovered a love for black and white!

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Neat looking office building…

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And again in bw. Which do you like better and why? I think it produces “richer” images and is great for patterns and textures.

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Intersections…

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Architecture…bw really makes the details POP

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Neon!

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More neon!!

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Alleyways and small bars…a bit disappointed with how this one turned out, but didn’t have time to stop and mess with the settings. All of my photos are unedited when I put them up.

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I was brave and tried raw squid sushi. A bit umm chewey, but not terrible with enough sauce haha.

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The lobby of the Park Hyatt

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And proof I was actually there 🙂

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I’m still learning lots about photography and always appreciate comments and tips.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Chris