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Our first full day in Tokyo was all about exploring the vast city and finding out more about life in a meta city.

November 5, 2017

 

Possibly the geekiest photograph ever taken in Japan - but I couldn’t resist showing how technology is used to reduce impact of earthquakes in this meta city. 🤓

Shinto temple in Akasura, Tokyo

View of the Skytree from the outside. A perfect case study for looking at earthquake proofing buildings. 

Breathtaking view of the city from the observation floor at the Tokyo Skytree, Japan’s highest building at 647metres. 

Dense

Halloween at the Skytree. 

The sun setting over Tokyo, the world’s largest urban area with 36 million people in the metropolitan area. 

Tokyo by night from the Skytree - phenomenal views - I could have stayed up there for hours. 

The Skytree, Tokyo. I can’t wait to teach about earthquake proof buildings now. Just look at the cross bracing. 

The famous Shibuya crossing on Halloween. 

Halloween Japanese style - thousands of people on the street on their outfits. 

Mrs Potato Head at the Halloween Parade, Shibuya. 

The famous Shibuya district in Tokyo. Halloween celebrations. 

Our hotel in Akasaka, Japan. Traditional Tatimi mats and futon mattresses - super comfy. 

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