I've been holding off on writing about Tokyo, because there is nothing I can say to fully do this city justice. I don't even know where to begin to properly give recommendations. If I spoke an ounce of Japanese, I would move their in a heart beat.
I visited Tokyo this past February to see my good friends, Jonas and Jen. They have been at the center of many of my recent (and upcoming) adventures and are a big reason why I started this site. In fact, when you count Tokyo, Helsinki, Stockholm and London as well as upcoming trips to Dallas, Hawaii and Taipei, I'm pretty sure I will have spent more time with Jen than anyone else this year. Just don't tell her future in-laws.
Although it is one of the most global cities in the world, there is something strangely foreign about Tokyo. Very few people (willingly) speak English, and despite its rapid modernization, Tokyo has maintained much of its heritage in a way few other Asian cities have.
While I can go on and on about the amazing shops and restaurants in Tokyo, I will leave full recommendations to later posts. In the mean time, I thought I'd share a few pictures from our recent trip. Thanks to fellow wanderer, Kurt, for a few of the (prettier) pictures. Enjoy!