Wednesday, September 6, 2006, 10:39 PM - LifeEverything you've ever heard about this town is true.
Yes, even.... that!
Buildings rise to the sky for as far as the eye can see. Strangers on the street treating each other with... get this... respect! People everywhere appear to enjoy their jobs, no matter the position. Almost every site or attraction we hit had at least minimal English so one can at least feel his way to consumer bliss. Grown women dressed as anime maids stand at the ready to serve you a nice meal and call you 'master'. Some people simply ignore you (respectfully, mind you), while many others take pictures when they think you're not looking; as if your whiteness makes you celebrity, or a at least a small freak of nature. Countless vending machines around every corner sell cigarettes, green-tea, and Dragon Balls. Ginger Ale beats out Sprite, and for crying out loud, a large drink there is a small drink here! The trains run on time, every time, no one is ever more than a few moments late. The food comes in every variety you know of, and so much more. If there is something in this world that you truly love, I guarantee that you can find a corner in Tokyo that seems dedicated to you. You always stand to the left on escalators so those in a hurry can run up the right. And a little FYI: bowling lanes are on the 6th floor.
Cheers go out to Aya and Midori for dragging us around like the little lost puppies we were. Pepper wants to give extra “thanks” to Ayumi for hanging out, even if it was just for a little bit over some lunch.
My digital card died unexpectedly mid-way through the trip, so no pics of the famous Akihabara, or much else of the city for that matter, but here are some sweet pics of Tokyo Disney Sea, and a few from my hotel vantage point I took with my 35mm SLR.