Tokyo Day 1

Jet lag got the best of me and I ended up passing out after the flight and waking up at an ungodly hour. Every other time I’ve been to Tokyo I either lived in Itabashi or stayed with friends there. It’s about a 45 minute subway to Shibuya so I’d never seen the area in the true early morning. Usually the streets are packed with people going to work, shopping, hanging with friends or tourists checking out the neighbourhood. It’s truly jammed beyond all belief. 

In the early morning hours the streets were deserted. Cleaners moved to clear the piles of the previous night’s trash while passed out salarymen coaxed themselves off the ground, it was a pretty peaceful time. I saw the neighbourhood in a way I’d never seen it before. As the trains began to rattle into the station and fill the streets with workers filing to their offices I began to appreciate just how insane a job the transportation network does in this city.

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