In stark contrast to Tokyo’s ancient traditions, the cross roads at the entrance of Shibuya Station is remarkable to behold. The massive crossroads features ten lanes, with five roads converging. When the lights at the pedestrian crossings change, over 1,000 people cross the road, like a thousand dancers taking part in a seamlessly choreographed dance. The sheer scale of the process leaves one awed, making it something to do at least once in your lifetime!
We are sure you will forgive us for waxing lyrical about Tokyo’s public conveniences but…. the toilets in Tokyo are unlike anything else anywhere else in the world! By Tokyo’s standards, Western toilets are positively barbaric. In Tokyo, the loos have heated seats, sprays (front and rear), and are self-flushing. Going to the loo has never been such an indulgent event!
On your trip to Tokyo you will discover gadgets galore from a city obsessed with the cyber age. Gadget stalls pretty much line the streets, and take you from the sublime to the ridiculous. You can dine in the Robot Restaurant, where the food is nothing to comment on, but the performance (featuring robots, of course, is surreally spectacular. And what better way to get from A to B than the Sky Hop, a futuristic hop-on, hop-off sky train.