Tokyo Dynamic Contemporary JAPAN - travel simply - Tokyo is an extraordinary city—both a large and sprawling metropolis as well as a collection of small neighborhoods bound together both by excellent public transport and centuries of tradition, and it is the capitol of Japan today. This incredible city is also known for its many museums, theaters, gardens, and the world’s most famous fish market. Tokyo holds vast and incredibly lit shopping districts, stunning architectural buildings, and the sprawling Meiji Shinto Shrine, known for its towering gate and surrounding woods in the middle of downtown Tokyo. It is a mixture of the ultramodern and traditional, from the neon-lit skyscrapers to the historic temples. Tokyo Blog Posts September 14, 2019September 2, 2019 Romance Car Bento The Odakyu line Romance car from Tokyo to Hakone is memorialized in a souvenir bento box lunch that… Continue Reading September 12, 2019September 2, 2019 Yakatabune boats These boats offer scenic dinner cruises on the Sumida river in Tokyo. September 4, 2019September 2, 2019 Nakamise Dori Banners The Nakamise Dori street entrance to Senso-ji Temple is lined with tourist shops and often displays seasonal or… Continue Reading August 2, 2019August 1, 2019 Takashimaya Elevator Girl Major Japanese department stores in Tokyo still have a full complement of staff running main bank of elevators… Continue Reading July 27, 2019July 25, 2019 Tokyo at Night The lights of Tokyo extend far into the distance on a beautiful, clear night. July 10, 2019 Pet Clothing Galore The shops on Nakamise dori offer a wide range of unusual items. This one specializes in pet clothing,… Continue Reading June 17, 2019July 10, 2019 Mitsukoshi Flagship The flagship store of department store chain, Mitsukoshi, is a landmark in the Nihonbashi area of Tokyo. Did… Continue Reading June 12, 2019July 10, 2019 So sad… Robot timeout We found this poor, dejected robot sitting in the corner of a store in downtown Tokyo. Looks like… Continue Reading May 15, 2019May 15, 2019 Classic Souvenirs What’s more classic as a souvenir than Japanese chopsticks. These are on display in Asakusa where you can… Continue Reading May 13, 2019May 13, 2019 Reindeer Character Cartoon characters are all over the streets of Tokyo. Here’s a large reindeer seen in a shop entry.