Updated January 14, 2019
- Alfonso San Was Here in Tokyo in October and November 2008 and spring 2013, 21 days in total.
- Number of days recommended: I love this city, but trying to be objetive, I would say at least 3, not taking into account days needed for one day excursions.
- My score: 5/5
Tokyo is my favorite place on this planet, it is that simple. I guess it’s because almost everything I love about Tokyo is what would hate if I lived there.
This is the craziest, noisiest, overcrowded and amazing place that has ever existed. Have you ever said ‘in this city you can find everything’? Well, in that city probably you can find everything you know, but the city in the world where you can find everything that exists is Tokyo, because there are many things that you don’t even imagine they exist. We’re talking about the capital city of the most futuristic country, a country where in 2008 you already could do things that by 2019 are starting to happen in what we call modern countries, like watch TV online on your smartphone while in the subway. Would you like your hair cut at 4 in the morning? No problem, there are 24 hours hairdressers, for many years now. There are also gyms open 24 hours, but strangely the subway closes a few hours in the middle of the night. No time for a pet? No worries, we have places where you can pay to play with the pet you want on your free day. Do you like noise, bustle, crowds? We have PLENTY of that. Want some peace? There are many parks and quiet neighborhoods, although those peaceful havens are often surrounded by noise, as soon as you set a foot outside it, you’ll notice it. We do not have enough with 5 or 6 districts of pure entertainment (Shibuya, Roppongi, Harayuku, Ginza, Akihabara…) so we have built the entire Odaiba, only for more leisure.
That said, it is obvious that Tokyo is not for everyone, but even though: go, hate the noise, the lights and the crowds, say it’s no big deal, say it’s just another modern city, go and speak ill of Tokyo all you want, but you will be surprised at every turn. YOU ARE GOING TO FREAK OUT.
THINGS TO DO
- ONE DAY EXCURSIONS
- WHEN TO GO
- HOW TO GET THERE
- GETTING AROUND
- WHERE TO EAT AND SLEEP