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Nigel D. Presents: Tokyo, Japan

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Senso Ji Temple

Senso Ji Temple (Tokyo's Oldest Temple)

As you might have noticed I have been doing a lot of traveling around the world this year. I stopped saying I will go places, "someday," and finally made plans to make my dreams come true. Tokyo is one of those cities that has always fascinated me. While the distance from New York(6741 miles) made the idea daunting, I decided it was time to make my first trip to Asia.

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This trip almost didn't happen. I had a friend going with me that I was suppose to meet in San Francisco and then take a straight flight to Tokyo with(11.5 hours). I made my first flight to SFO with no problem. Once I landed I called my friend and got word that their flight was delayed. Horrible news since I didn't even book a hotel for Tokyo yet and was not prepared to make the trip solo. So I'm standing in front of the gate to go to Tokyo with about 5 minutes left to board. My friend tells me they can't make it all the way to the gate and to just go. Now the people at the gate or telling me, "now or never," and that I will make friends in Tokyo. I get a last second call that my friend will be able to get on another flight that lands shortly after mine, disaster avoided.

Of course I had to get my Yens, Yens will make her dance.

Shibuya, Tokyo

Shibuya, Tokyo


Once I landed I was able to book a hotel since the airport has free wifi. We picked a spot in the, Shibuya, area of Tokyo. Took the train there which took about an hour. I guess this area would compare to New York’s, “Times Square,” area. A lot of people, stores and huge billboards.

Along with stores the area has a few clubs. So I had my first Tokyo club experience the first night. The clubs usually have different floors for different music. I was on the rave floor of club Atom for about an hour before I realized they had a Hip Hop floor. No wonder I only heard about 7 minutes of Hip Hop during that hour :-/ . They did play Jay-Z', "Empire State Of Mind," on the rave floor and everyone was throwing up the Roc. On the Hip Hop floor they played random songs from old to new. They played songs that weren't singles at times and even had some Lil Boosie. The people were really into the music, dancing hard. I was the only black male in the entire building. There were a few cute ladies in the building, I highly doubt they spoke any English. It was a cool experience over all.

Shibuya Crossing

Shibuya Crossing


The, "Shibuya Crossing," is one of the busiest crossings in the world. I thought Times Square was crowded, this takes things to another level.

Tokyo Hotel Room

Tokyo Hotel Room


Hotel rooms overseas can be a bit small when compared to the U.S. Tokyo has plenty of affordable spots for people to stay at. When on a trip you shouldn't be spending too much time in your room anyway.

Downtown Tokyo, View From Mori Tower

Downtown Tokyo, View From Mori Tower

Beautiful view of Tokyo from the, "Mori Tower."

Tokyo Tower At Night

Tokyo Tower At Night


The Tokyo Tower is the second tallest structure in Tokyo and looks like the Eiffel Tower.

Mori Tower

Mori Tower

Moon Over Tokyo

Moon Over Tokyo

Spider of Roppongi Hills

Spider of Roppongi Hills


I didn't see Godzilla but I did get attacked by this.

Spider of Roppongi Hills

Spider of Roppongi Hills

I thought this was a pretty cool structure.

Spider of Roppongi Hills

Spider of Roppongi Hills

Downtown Tokyo

Downtown Tokyo

Tokyo during the day, view from the Mori Tower.

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Skytree

Tokyo Skytree (Second Tallest Structure In The World, 2,080 ft.)

Earlier this year I went to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest structure in the world. Now I got to see the second tallest structure. Pictures can't do these structures justice.

Tokyo Skytree & Asahi Brewery Headquarters

Tokyo Skytree & Asahi Brewery Headquarters

Torii leading Meji Shrine

Torii leading Meji Shrine

Torii leading Meji Shrine

Torii leading Meji Shrine

Meji Shrine

Meji Shrine


This is the type of architecture I looked forward to seeing in Tokyo.

Meji Shrine

Meji Shrine

Sake Barrels

Sake Barrels

Wedding Procession

Wedding Procession

Meji Shrine

Meji Shrine

Hozomon, Senso Ji Temple (Tokyo's Oldest Temple)

Senso Ji Temple (Tokyo's Oldest Temple)

Senso Ji Temple

Senso Ji Temple


Shopping area with various foods and goods.

Senso Ji Temple

Kaminarimon

Senso Ji Temple

Senso Ji Temple

Senso Ji Temple

Senso Ji Temple

Pagoda

Pagoda

Pagoda

Pagoda

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

Sensoji Temple

Statues, Sensoji Temple

Statues, Sensoji Temple

Yoyogi Park

Yoyogi Park

Graffiti

Tokyo Graffiti

Elvis Dancers In Yoyogi Park Tokyo

Elvis Dancers In Yoyogi Park Tokyo


Street performers are everywhere in this world, this group dressed like Elvis did some interesting dances.

Figurines In Tokyo

Figurines In Tokyo

Tokyo Traffic Sign

Tokyo Traffic Sign

Streets Of Tokyo

Streets Of Tokyo

Ran into Raiden while roaming the streets.

Streets Of Tokyo

Streets Of Tokyo

Streets Of Tokyo

Streets Of Tokyo

Streets Of Tokyo

Streets Of Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan


Took this picture while leaving Tokyo, took the Airport bus to the airport. Tokyo was a lot of fun, next stop Beijing...

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