With our hotel located in old-school Toyko (Asakusa), our first stop was the famous Senso-ji Temple nearby. To get there, we walked through Nakamise Street, pictured below, lined with hundreds of little shops selling quality Japanese novelties and delicious food.
The Senso-ji Temple is guarded by the magnificent Kaminarimon Gate.
It was not polite to take photos inside the temple, but after an offering, we did obtain this amazing fortune.
A mask shop on Nakamise Street.
We spotted a ninja! 🔍
In our first taste of Akihabara, otaku (fanatic) and electronics central, we found Yodobashu-Akiba: 9 floors of bleeding edge tech.
It was a bit much for Jennifer.
It was so expansive that even Godzilla was shopping there.
Characters, games, and attractions everywhere.
But our favorite was the retro gaming stores.
SNESes, Famicoms, and N64s everywhere!
We ended the day with an unforgettable view of the Tokyo Tower at dusk. Video here.
At the Tower’s special observatory, you can take a look at the futuristic metropolis that 38 million people call home.
Tokyo is the world’s most populated city, and we can see why. 🌇🏢🏬🏢🏬🏙