It was a cool, sunny day, and everything just seemed right with the world. Seeing the skyscrapers on the horizon felt kind of empowering. Standing on a bridge in Tokyo, seeing the kanji on the skyline, the buildings, the billboards, and marquises reminds me that I’m in Tokyo and brings those memories of my initial days in Japan rushing back. I took out my camera and just made a day/evening of it.
As the sun’s rays started to fade, the city became my night light. I haven’t really done much walking around in Tokyo at night, because I try to get home by last train. The buildings in Tokyo were so amazing. I got some pictures and footage, but I don’t think anything beats the experience of actually walking around in the, hearing the street lights, cars swishing past on the main roads next to me, hearing trains moving, people chatting…city noise.
Walking around in Tokyo was really fascinating because it’s so different from Tsukuba. The biggest building in my city doesn’t even come close to size of the skyscrapers in Tokyo. At night, it’s peaceful here. There aren’t huge crowds of people walking the street at night, unless it’s a special event (like Matsuri Tsukuba). I definitely enjoy the peace and quiet of a half-city/half-country town, but it’s nice to feel the rush of the city sometimes. Living in Tsukuba suits me, which is why I’ve decided to stay here for a while longer, but I forgot how beautiful Tokyo can really be.