Are you actually in Japan though?

by - February 16, 2018

Today was Chinese New Year and where better to celebrate it than Japan!
After my failed attempt at sleep last night, I woke up pretty late, around lunch time. I didn't end up leaving the apartment until around 3pm, when I made my way to Yokohama Chinatown. One of the largest Chinatown's in the world and the largest in Asia - which... Isn't China, the largest Chinatown? Any way...

There was a fun atmosphere in Chinatown. There were multiple dragons parading around, going from business to business, eating up red envelopes. After wandering around for a bit and contemplating eating at several restaurants (I decided against it, as my stomach has been a bit dodgy since getting here), I ventured away from Yokohama, aiming for Tokyo Tower. 

I think, because it looks so much like the Eiffel Tower, I expected a similar sort of set up and similar surroundings. Like it'd be set in a park, and you'd be able to walk all around it and underneath it, but you can't. There's a building underneath it and a car park around it. The building houses the lifts, and also a large food court and shops. 

I hadn't really planned on going up the tower, I just thought it'd be cool to get a picture of at night (and I was right), but once there, I figured, fuck it. Bought myself a ticket and headed up - parts of the viewing areas were closed off due to some kind of refurb going on, but I didn't know what I was missing, so it didn't really matter to me. 

There was some nice views across the city and seeing it at night added a cool factor. 

I have a similar picture from the top of The Shard. I like them both.
Once I was done looking at the city from above, I ventured through the gift shop and down to the food court area, where I grabbed something to eat before heading back to the apartment, where it's now 3am and I'm still awake. 

Doing great at this whole sleep thing here in Tokyo. 

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