Exploring Japan: Tokyo & Mt. Fuji

If you haven’t read the first part, Exploring Japan: Kyoto, Nara & Osaka, make sure to read that first.

After we’ve spent the first week in-and-around Kyoto, it was time for us travel back to Tokyo, the capital of Japan. With a city as big as Tokyo, there’s a lot to see. Sadly we weren’t ably to see everything, but I think we covered the esential ones.

The Odaiba bay area with a view of the Rainbow Bridge and a replica of the Statue of Liberty.

A long exposure shot of the Rainbow Bridge at night. You just gotta love the feeling of a city at night!

Probably world’s most famous street crossing: Shinjuku Crossing. It was crazy packed there. Luckily nobody was ran over.

The Meiji Shrine inside the Yoyogi park. Crazy to think this is located in such a large city.

People on the Tokyo Sky Deck enjoing the view of Tokyo and the Tokyo Tower seen on the left.

The Imperial Palace. Apparently, the Imperial Family lives there. Must be really annoying to have random people walking in and out of your property.

View over the city from the Tokyo Sky Tree, 450m above sea level. Bloody expensive to get up there but totally worth it! Sadly it was quite foggy/smoggy.

A typical street in Tokyo, this one is next to the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa.

The famous Mt. Fuji. Unfortunatelly the weather wasn’t good and we had to wait about an hour to catch a glimpse on the mountain. But it was quite an adventure to get there from Tokyo.

Another shot of the Shinjuku Crossing. This time at night. I just love that yellow taxi going by!

We went and walked over the Rainbow Bridge. It was really, really windy up there but the view of the Tokyo skyline was amazing.

A view of the roads inside the Rainbow Bridge.

And that was Tokyo. After a horrible 12h flight, I am now back in lovely Switzerland! The trip was amazing overall but I wouldn’t want to live there — way too many people and everything is so far apart!

I hope you enjoyed my impressions from my trip to Japan! Thanks for reading! For the curious, there are more photos available in this album on Flickr.

Originally published on my old blog, on June 1, 2014.

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