We had only a few hours to explore on our very first day, so we decided to go to Akihabara (largest city collecting all kinds of electronic appliances and devices in the world) which was closest to where we were staying. For the tech-savy, this is a super cool place! You can get any electronic item you can think of! This place was crazy! It was like going to another planet! Here are a few pictures from the crazy town called Akihabara!
For the next two days we explored the streets of Shinjuku, Ginza, Tokyo Tower and Shibuya! Ginza is a high fashion street in Tokyo. You will see all the big brands, local designers with amazing stores, specialty stores and there are plenty and plenty of places to eat (not for vegetarians like us, we lived on bread for most days, on our last day we found a south Indian place- that was our first proper meal in Tokyo!) Shibuya is a place where you will find young crowd, it’s a very happening place. It has one of the world’s busiest crossing, and Hachiko Statue as well (For those who don’t know, you must watch Hachiko movie – it’s a movie about a dog and his endless love for his owner) Here are a few pictures!
^^ This particular picture is one of those unforgettable moments of this trip. We were on the metro and we asked someone to help us with directions/ metro lines. A guy helped us and sat on his seat and got busy with his stuff. Before getting off the train he gave us this piece of paper with directions to different stations written on it. We were stunned, amazed and shocked with this act of kindness and will to help others. I mean who does that!? I had never seen anything like this in my life and I was completely stunned. We had so many experiences like this in Tokyo where people go out of their way to help you, even if they don’t understand English. There was a point where we were hesitated to ask for help because – these people, they leave their own work and start helping you in anyway they can. For us the people were the absolute highlight of the trip.