I spent the day walking a lot, taking the trains, walking again, eating, walk some more. In the course of it all, I enjoyed taking photos of faces and places the most. This lady was at a mall street near Nakano station, ready to push off in her bicycle. So elegant is she.
Cyclists, pedestrians and cars share the road so well in Japan. I was in Nakano looking for the famous Fujiya Camera shop.
Bicycle parking is generous here. I saw a supermarket that had nothing BUT bicycles parked out front.
This is Shinjuku by night. Bustling with people. I was at BIC Camera shop, a kind of Best Denki appliance superstore.
From Nakano and then Shinjuku, I finally reached the Yokohama Bay area in the evening. I love the ferris wheel there. There is even a roller coaster ride that goes around it.
When we finally got back to Shibuya station, our walk took us through a street lined with boxes and rubbish. It was unusual to see rubbish in clean Japan.
The homeless live here. Telltale signs of shoes, clothes and personal belongings were scattered throughout this street.
It was a grim reminder that not everyone has a good life here in metropolitan Japan. I wonder how the homeless cope in the winter. Those cardboard boxes can't be warm enough.