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Throwback Thursdays: My First Time in Tokyo   Leave a comment

This is the first of a series of “throwback thursday” posts, where I will share pictures from the past, in no particular order. The first time I went to Tokyo was pretty amazing in terms of the size of the city, the lights, the people and the places I saw. Depending on the photo, i’ll give a little bit of backstory. All these photos were taken with a Nikon D40, with the kit lens! I suggest clicking on the pictures to see the larger, sharper resolution versions. Enjoy and please comment!

throwbakthur101The first thing I saw coming into Tokyo was the tower. Awesome feeling.

throwbakthur103I can’t state how overwhelming it was to be at the Shibuya crossing. To see so many thousands of people just roaming about was interesting to say the least.

throwbakthur104Here’s a cool little game you can play. Can you count all the people looking at the camera as I took the picture?

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throwbakthur108This is a  nighttime shot taken in Shinjuku. My friend and I did the “Shinjuku hustle”. Basically we went to an internet Cafe where you can pay 300 yen per hour to use internet. We chilled there for a bit, put our stuff in a locker and then came back in the morning and crashed for the same price. Cheap accomodations!

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throwbakthur119My first time in Harajuku and I meet this dude. He was cool enough to snap a picture with me.

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throwbakthur123That isn’t a mannequin. Well Batman is a mannequin, but the Power Ranger rocking the purple afro was quite human.

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throwbakthur129I love the crispness of Shinjuku architecture.

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This last picture is of me in the bus heading back to where I lived (before eventually moving to Tokyo). Of course if you want to get deeper into Tokyo, you can checkout my Tokyo based novel, Naked As The Day to dive deeper into  the city of lights.

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