Wellington to Tokyo

On the train from the airport, you notice no one has yard space – houses are all clumped together, simple rectangles with pieces added on like Lego, with tiny driveways just large enough for a single car. And there are lots of cars, with big car parks scattered about, though sometimes just for dozens of rows of bikes. We pass a giant building facade painted with the four faces of the Beatles, for no apparent reason.

Tokyo, day 1

We stayed at Nui Hostel, which is maybe the coolest hostel ever. The ground floor is a bar frequented by locals, so there’s always interesting people about, and the whole place looks amazing. It’s a bit away from ‘central’ Tokyo, which I guess means Shinjuku and Shibuya, but it was never an issue – if anything it was the better for it.

Tokyo, day 1

Tokyo, day 1

Asakusa was our closest area, a 10 minute walk up the road, and is a cool place to explore.

Tokyo, day 1

From July 5, 2013.

Wellington to Tokyo
July 5
Tsukiji, Akihabara, Asakusa
July 6
Shinjuku, Harajuku
July 7
DisneySea
July 8
Odaiba, Asakusa
July 9
Mt Takao, Ginza
July 10
Kichijoji, Shibuya
July 11
Ebisu circuit
July 12
Tokyo to Wellington
July 12
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