Tokyo is a big city. It has roughly the population of ...Canada. Yes, the whole country, packed into a space as big as Connecticut. The three busiest train stations in the world (in terms of people who pass through them daily) are in Tokyo. In fact, the 23 busiest train stations in the world are all in Japan. In the busiest part (Shinjuku), the population density is about 50,000 per square mile. This means everyone has about a 20 ft x 20 ft square to themselves, including roads and public spaces.
|If you look closely, you can see a familiar face (and claws) in the background.|
|Two. The answer is two.|
Tokyo version is on the right.
|If the doors flap fast enough, it can take off.|
|This one isn't the Delorean.|
I later learned that we missed seeing the Statue of Liberty that is prominently displayed in that neighborhood. My worries were set to rest, however, when I learned that Japan has two more replicas of the Statue of Liberty, so I would have more opportunities. Walking around Tokyo, you are sure to find interesting events wherever you go. At other times, I saw a ninja demonstration in the park (complete with awesome sound effects) and a Michael Jackson impersonator performing at a Japan-Cote d'Ivoire friendship event.
After the car show, we pretty much spent the rest of our trip going to weird restaurants, a surprisingly awesome pastime. We went to one that was prison-themed, where we rattled the bars of our cage to call the attention of a guard who served us very phallic food. Another was a restaurant where we caught our own fish and then decided how we wanted them cooked. However, we were not especially talented fisherman, so it did take a long time. They also had great English on their signs:
|Oops. I crapped my hand when I wasn't supposed to.|
|After I saw the sheet music, I began to doubt whether they were actually robots.|
|Robot boxing: not just the packaging stage at the factory.|
Throughout the night, we were subjected to various penis jokes, a menu written in crayon with options like, "I'm hungry! Master, please feed me!", and the dude dressing up as a frog and making thrusting motions at everyone while pretending a smaller frog puppet was his penis. I felt very immature and amused at the inanity of all.
|No, I wasn't kidding.|
|I think it ended up looking a lot like a smiley face, but I don't really remember.|
EDIT: For the record, no, I don't know what stripes are.
|I had to squat because I was too tall. Hopefully it doesn't make my legs look fat.|
|You can get a whole six bowls of rice from this plot. Totally worth it for the downtown Tokyo office space they have.|
Disclaimer: I know nothing about rice.
|Some dude does an AirBnB out of here now. Not kidding.|
|I'll leave it up to you to figure out which one it is.|
|As Edvard Munch once said, "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGGGHHHH!"|
|Noodles don't have any right to do that on their own. Call in the exorcist.|
|Look at the peasants taking the stairs on the other side.|