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.
Contributed by Andrew Llanwarne< Back to Japan page for links to other stories
|Date walked||July 2003|
|Walk type||Town and City walks|
|Difficulty||Suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk|
|Time taken||3 day(s) 0 hrs 0 mins|
|Map used||Tokyo Sightseeing and Shopping map (free from hotels)|
|Walk source info||Lonely Planet Guidebook|
|Getting there||Tokyo metro and train network|
|Places to stay||Shiba Park Hotel ? many others to choose from|