Tokyo Area by Night

While the girls went to a Japanese bath house, I took the train to Shibuya to check out what Japan looks like on a rainy Saturday night.

Even with the weather, it was a fascinating experience!  Funny how amidst a sea of people I still felt like a minority (which I was).  It’s a feeling I never have in the USA or Australia, and provides some good perspective on how big and diverse this world is.

 

Peaceful scene at the Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo, our hotel.

Peaceful scene at the Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo, our hotel.

Scene opposite the Shinagawa train station, close to our hotel.

Scene opposite the Shinagawa train station, close to our hotel.

Big, fancy video game units are still popular here.

Big, fancy video game units are still popular here.

Cozy places to go on a rainy Saturday night.

Cozy places to go on a rainy Saturday night.

The Japanese don't let a little rain spoil their evenings. Umbrellas everywhere!

The Japanese don’t let a little rain spoil their evenings. Umbrellas everywhere!

Streets like these are everywhere, all interesting.

Streets like these are everywhere, all interesting.

And McDonalds?  Ho hum, same old stuff they shove at you in other countries.  I don't eat it in Oz any more, and didn't eat it here either.

And McDonalds? Ho hum, same old stuff they shove at you in other countries. I don’t eat it in Oz any more, and didn’t eat it here either.

Lots of litte local restaurants like these all over the place.

Lots of little local restaurants like these all over the place.

This is Shibuya's "Scramble Crossing."  A lot like Times Square in New York!

This is Shibuya’s “Scramble Crossing.” A lot like Times Square in New York!

 

And the "scramble" at Shibuya's Scramble Crossing involves pedestrians as well as automobiles.  Like ants, going every which way!

And the “scramble” at Shibuya’s Scramble Crossing involves pedestrians as well as automobiles. Like ants, going every which way!

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