Tokyo is one of my favorite cities in the world, and I feel like such a traitor for saying this, but it is my absolute favorite city in Asia (sorry, Hong Kong). I love the blending of the old and the new, the traditional and modern, but most of all, I love how clean, orderly, efficient, and fast it is – all traits that appeal to my personality. Trains arrive and depart on time. Everyone lines up in a queue without any pushing, shoving, or cutting in line. There’s no litter anywhere.
Then there’s the fact that Tokyo has more Michelin restaurants than any other city and I’m sold. And the rest of the dining is great too. It’s so hard to have a bad meal in Tokyo, what with all the tonkatsu, ramen, sushi, tempura, and yakitori.
I wish I could have spent more time in Tokyo on this trip, but since both Andrew and I had been there before, we opted to spend more time in Hakone and Kyoto. Here are some photos of Tokyo from this most recent trip and my 2008 trip.