> City of the Cool : Tokyo

Tokyo is a fascinating city to discover . These pictures are the result and fruits of my random walks through the town , hundreds of kilometers on foot , discovering the many facets of the metropolis .Of course I made wide use of the Yamanote line and other subway lines , but you still need to walk to know a city . Hard to write about any city in a few words , so here are some impressions written together : This city offers the contrast between grey concrete (concreto) buildings , and crowds that are , on the opposite , never threatening , and even often joyous , especially in the evening when young people , and others , go out to have fun . Aside from the legendary salarymen , women and young women are the economic engine here , in a town where shops and depato ( department stores ) are open 7 days a week . (Japanese) food is everywhere for every budget and the basement level in dept stores is the right place to sample the diverse japanese food world . Electronic/photo/appliances stores are whitebright , noisy and bustling places that are to be experienced , with many stories selling different products , the last story often an adult store these days ...Temples , shrines and gardens dot the city in contrast , offering peace and quietness . Evening after work , young tokyoites fill the streets in a joyfull ambiance and this is best enjoyed in places like Shinjuku , Shibuya , Harajuku , with the giant luminous signs and screens on the buildings . Need to see it to believe it ...

Ueno Station
Vending Machine
Wooden Wish Batons