Tokyo To Mount Fuji
In 2008 on our way back from Europe we stopped at Japan. It was our first trip there, and it was nothing less than mind blowing. Tokyo has a special, pre-conceived ideal of a ‘greatest city of the world’ expectation to live up to. It does however have more to offer than fluorescent lights, busy crossings and Harajuku girls. We arrived for our very short stay right into the middle of a Japanese summer. Hot, humid, the sounds if cicada filling the air, and the melee that is Tokyo at any day or time of the week. But this metropolis is a well oiled machine. People get about and on with their day to day activities without difficulty or fuss. This album is a little more touristic than usual, it includes Fuji-san and the Lake Ashi at Hakone, the Imperial Palace gardens and the usual sites such as Shibuya, Harajuku, Meiji Shrine, Yoyogi Park (where all gamut of exciting things can happen on the weekends), Tokyo Tower and a Shinkansen – the iconic Japanese ‘bullet train’.