Japan: Day 1

Tokyo is busy, bustling, and fast paced. We rose early, seeing as we were not used to being 15 hours ahead. Mistake #1 - stores on average, (aside from the occasional coffee shop) do not open until at least 10:00 AM. We experienced an uncomfortable subway ride (literally smushed up against other people) and got a look firsthand at the morning commuter traffic (typical intersection at 8 AM). See how packed it is?
Having said that, there are no words to explain how polite the Japanese are. If you accidentally bump into someone, they are almost instantaneously apologizing profusely. People make room for you on the subway, people say "thank you," even when the conversation did not merit any thanks on your behalf.

More to come in a bit...

11 comments

Diana Mieczan said...

So true...The most polite nation ever:) Great photos:)

Kisses,darling

mnemonique said...

I'd like to see some day Japan. Now I will know it from your blog :) have fun

Mrs. Buck said...

Welcome back! I can't wait for more re-caps from your trip!

Caroline said...

So excited to read these posts!! My husband and I want to go to Japan!!! Glad you had a great trip! xo

劉士賢劉士賢 said...

人類的聰明,並非以經驗為依歸,而是以接受經驗的行程為依歸。..................................................

Lili said...

That looks like 5th avenue at 8:50AM in NYC! Except everyone is not standing so patiently. They are all shoving to get to cross the street first :P I wish I can visit Japan someday. Can't wait to see more of your pics! :)

owl and peacock : melina said...

ohhh, i'm so excited to see pictures and hear of your adventures!

Brittany said...

wow, that's insane! can't wait to hear about the rest, Japan has been high on my wish list for a while.

Carissa said...

whoa! that's a ton of people! haha. since I haven't made it to my dream city of NY, I have never been to a city like this, one that is so so SO bustling! good to hear despite the craziness everyone is so kind!

Christy said...

It's good to know that people are still very polite and kind to one another. I bet that was refreshing.

Amanda said...

Wow--you really don't want to be going against the traffic in that city :)