Friday, June 07, 2013

Highlights and Sights in Tokyo

Looking back at my photos in Tokyo, I didn't really take too many "tourist shots."  I now realize that's because we spent most of our days surrounded by food.  Those photos will be coming up in the next two weeks.

For now, here are a few highlights and sights:
-  Tokyo Station
The purpose and highlight of our food trip.  This is the busiest railway station in Japan with over 3,000 trains running through each day.  It was built in 1914 and just recently renovated with an even cooler "underground world" featuring a ramen street, countless restaurants, and a character street.  Plus, the station is connected to Daimaru department store, which like all high end department stores, has fantastic food hall floors.
-  Sophia University
A Jesuit university 100 years old and my dad's alma mater.
-  Roppongi Hills
There's a pretty large shopping center here, and another highlight is the density of extreme-luxury cars in this small area.
-  Marunouchi
The financial center of Tokyo with high rises and plenty of underground restaurants and food destinations.

If you can't see the slide show here, check out my Flickr album: Tokyo Sights

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