Tokyo is a real megalopolis – an enormous city stretching out in all directions as far as the eye can see from a city centre vantage point. This is not one single walk, but a few snippets from a short stay in Tokyo, to give some idea of what it’s like to visit as a tourist and get around on foot (in between train and metro journeys).
- I’ll remember most the skyscraper view of the city and the super-efficient public transport.
- The best bit for me was that feeling of energy and vitality in a city that is really “buzzing”.
- The worst bit was when Catriona jumped on a train and I missed it.
- The funniest bits were the hair styles of some youths, and the constant use of mobile phones.
- A word of warning for other visitors would be to study the metro station wall maps carefully and work out just where you want to get to.
- Scary bits? Just the panic over a lost locker key.
- I didn’t expect to find the replica of the Eiffel Tower close to our hotel.
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Contributed by: Andrw Llanwarne
Tokyo Tower at night
|When it was walked
|| July 2003
||City and town walks
||Suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk
|Time taken approx
||Various walks and journeys spread over 3 days
|Map used if any
|| Tokyo Sightseeing and Shopping map (free from hotels)
|Source of info on walk
|| Lonely Planet Guidebook
|| Tokyo metro and train network
|Places to stay
||Shiba Park Hotel – many others to choose from
|Places to eat/ buy food
||Wide choice of Japanese and western cuisine, and fast food