Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Goodbye Tokyo!

I'm quickly realizing that Tokyo is not a very walkable city. It's dense, yes, but there aren't many clear natural landmarks or a defined historical core. Tokyo seems more like a vast, sprawling collection of neighborhoods with loosely connected identities (business districts, residential areas, shopping centers, etc). Thanks to the subway system and some carefully planned neighborhood-hopping, however, my family and I have been able to cover a lot of ground during our brief time here.

Incidentally, booking rooms in Ginza was a great choice. This district is home to some hardcore shopping, and its central location is also serving as an excellent, time-saving home base for exploring the rest of the city. Legendary department stores. Did I mention the retail?

Next: KE 702
Goodbye Tokyo, Hello Seoul!