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  • [Review] Tokyo

    Imagine a place that is very much like home but still very different.
    It is a place where they have taken everything thing that people of the rest of the world like and changed it just enough so that the population can use it the best way. That place is Japan.
    Japan has everything that makes any place great. In the south you can enjoy white beaches and in the north you can enjoy white snowy mountains.

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    Asakusa is my place in Tokyo. Far from Disney. But still very close.

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    You always have a choice in Japan.

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    Tokyo is a city that I always come back to. Some people have to go to Orlando each and other year, but I have Tokyo. There is soo much more than just Disney. The entire city is like a themepark with great rides and walkthroughs.

    The biggest misconception about Tokyo is that it is expensive. It's just as expensive as any other big city in the world. Sure if you go there to buy melons, property or pizza with home delivery you will feel how it is like to have an empty wallet fast. But who does that? You can get a great meal with beverage for 12 Usd. I am not talking about some American style fastfood place here. You can get a simple but good room in a great neighbourhood for 75 Usd a night. No it won't be next to Disneyland, but there are trains that take you there in 30 - 45 minutes anyway.

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    Tokyo is themed to Japan.

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    Harajuku's Take****a street is a place where most tourists go. There you can find all sorts of cheap stuff to buy.

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    They have many places that serve crepes. To be honest all though I love them, I like the ones they serve in Hong Kong alot more.

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    When in Tokyo you also have to visit Shinjuku.

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    They even have a kind of an Electrical Parade in one of the restaurants. A bit touristy but that is ok once and twice.

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    Now THAT is a breakfast for a winner!

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    It's very calm for a place that houses 36 000 000 persons.

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    Leave it behind you.

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    The main attraction in Tokyo is to walk around, to enjoy the surroundings. That is what I always miss the most when I return home. Tokyo is a bunch of cities that make a mega city, like no other on earth. Not only is it huge, but it is also very friendly. People have respect for each other in Japan. I have been all around the world. But in no other place on earth does people care so much about details like in Japan. The streets are clean, the food is cooked to perfection (or just served raw and healthy) and the balance between old and new is like a harmony like no other. The latest tech is mixed with the most simple ways of life, making the average person fit like glove in the very modern and traditional society. Japan is made for the people that live there. They maintain that.

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    Yes it was good.

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    The best way to travel is underground.

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    Order and respect.

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    Life goes on in every little street and corner of Tokyo.

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    I have been in Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima. But when I leave Tokyo I always do it with the feeling of wanting to return as soon as possible. It is very different from my city in Sweden. But I still feel at home in my favorite Tokyo.

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    Do I have to mention that Tokyo has the the greatest themepark on earth?
    Last edited by TimmyTimmyTimmy; 05-11-2014, 08:44 PM.

  • #2
    Re: Tokyo

    That was one of the best and most interesting trip reports I've read on Micechat, TTT!

    Thank you!
    And now, please share your favorite Tokyo Disney Sea photos and try to convince us why you think this is better than Disneyland, even though Walt's original park in Anaheim has far far more attractions. (Count those tiny indoor rides at Disney Sea as half an attraction each.)


    Timmy, there's not many people I can ask this: Has the Oriental Land Company has been keeping up the original Tokyo Disneyland park better than Disneyland Paris has been maintained? (I read about the Europeans' petition to Iger.)

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    • #3
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      We went a few years ago and ever since we've wanted to go back. We had planned 2 weeks to spend at the Tokyo Disney Resort and the rest of Japan, but 2 weeks flew by. The people of Japan were just so friendly we can't wait to go back.

      Thank you for your pictures of the rest of Tokyo.
      Also check out:
      Joe's Epic Overnight Disneyland Dream Suite Trip Report

      Joe's Epic Tokyo Disneyland Trip Report - 15 days
      Disneyland Candlelight Processional Photos - 2014 (Beau Bridges), 2012 (Kurt Russell), 2012 (Edward James Olmos), 2012 (Dick Van Dyke), 2012 (John Stamos), 2011 (Gary Sinise), 2010 (Tom Skerritt), 2009 (Jon Voight), 2008 (John Stamos)

      Or visit my blog at http://flowerstales.blogspot.com/

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      • #4
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        Amazing TR! Love the pictures!

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        • #5
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          I like making videos that show nothing more than the everyday life seen on the streets of Tokyo just to show how it looks to be there. Here are a few:







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            • #7
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              :yea::bow: Thanks, again! :bow: :yea:

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              • #8
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                Japan is definitely a place I want to visit one day. I am one of those who has heard that Japan is quite expensive, but I'm glad to see that it's not as expensive as it's made out to be. BTW, great photos of Tokyo! I hope I'll be able to see it for myself one day! Thanks for sharing!
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