Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Softer Side of Tokyo

^^^One of my new favorite photos^^^

We just got back from Tokyo yesterday and we loved it. You know, Japan was never on my "must go-to" list, and neither was Tokyo. And now? Well now I can't get enough of this place. I can't wait to go back to mainland Japan. Tokyo was an amazing city. So huge. You feel engulfed in it. And yet I have never felt more safe in a city. Rarely do people lock up their bikes. First graders can travel solo by metro to school. And the metro gates just stay open most of the time to accomodate the fast pace of the city but assuming that everyone will pay their fare. 

The neighborhood we stayed in was such a quaint area. It was right by the temple and such a beautiful park. We ate at that little bakery for breakfast most days, as well as the cute fruit stand next door. We loved being able to see all aspects of the city: from the crazy hip Shibuya and Harajuku area, to the classy Azabu and Ginza area, and the older historical area (and slightly hipster) of Asakusa.

 I'll post more pictures of our day to day adventures if you care to see what we did---and if you want some travel suggestions of things to do in Tokyo. I was clueless to all the cool things to see in this city. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend a visit to Tokyo!


  1. I love those little girls! These pictures look a lot more enjoyable than the hustle and bustle city ones you posted on instagram.

  2. It's good to know there is a soft side from the busy, cutting edge city. Fun adventures, Annie.

  3. AHHHH!! I love these pictures. This has also confirmed how badly i want an adorable little Japanese girl. Bring one home for me? :)