7 Days of Tokyo

10 years ago by in Travel

In August last year, as part of a larger trip, I was lucky enough to spend a week in Tokyo… by myself.

To give some background to the significance that week had on my life, I should provide some of my life history prior to the trip. I am just 22 years old, but I had never been overseas before this trip. I was born and raised in the capital of Australia, Canberra. Whilst being the national capital, its entire population is similar in size to the special ward of Shinjuku, where I stayed whilst in Tokyo.

The equivilent of the whole, Australian population is approximately equal to the number of people who pass through Shinjuku Station in the course of a week.

I landed in Tokyo on the very first day of my trip, not knowing much more than ‘please’ and ‘thank you’.

I probably had the best week of my life.

I would like to share some of the photos I took.

You can find more about my trip at my Website and on my Flickr.

Tokyo, looking west, from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building

Yodobashi Camera in Akihabara

A wind turbine installation in Akihabara

Shibuya at night

The Asakusa markets

The Sensoji temple in Asakusa

The Meiji Jingu Shrine gate near Harajuku

Prayer boards at the Harajuku shrine

Meiji Jingu shrine gardens

The infamous gundam on Odaiba Island

Totoro points the way to the Ghibli Museum

Laputa robot at the Ghibli Musum


Youth dance festival in Harajuku

Imperial Palace bridge

Pretty much my last memory of Tokyo, taken just before I got on the Narita Express before flying on to London.

Shinjuku Station served me well.

Again, You can find more about my trip at my Website and on my Flickr.