Tokyo Daily Life

Published by Antonio Tajuelo

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Tokyo Daily Life

Today I'm publishing my last post from Tokyo, a collection of photos that show the details of my daily life in the biggest city of the world, inside of a very different culture for me that I rapidly embraced for learning new points of view and evolving as a person.

Tokyo Daily Life

While living in Tokyo one can understand and learn from the values of the Japanese culture. Some interesting values are about community, honesty and patience. Many aspects of the daily life are about that there will be a tomorrow and it will be shared with the same people that we are living together today, so it is key to have a respectful and correct relationship with them.

Tokyo Daily Life

Another interesting fact about Japanese culture, that I cannot really share, is that everyone has a place in the society. No one stands out over the rest but instead everyone has a task to do and the society recognizes that contribution: from the electrician to the president of a big company. Everybody's work is important for the society.

Tokyo Daily Life

Another amazing fact about Japanese society is the high level of consumerism and the importance of appearance. They love brand products and fashion!

Many of the things you can see in Japan are only appearance or costumes. I think it is required to analyze and look deep in order to find the true essence of people or things in Japan.

Tokyo Daily Life

Sometimes I look at people in Tokyo streets and wonder how are their lives. Is he a hard-working person? Is he a student that worries about passing the university access exam? Is he...?

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Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

In Tokyo there are thousands of salaryman (サラリーマン), in other words: office workers. They usually live far away from the center of Tokyo, where houses are cheaper, they spend a lot of time in the train each day and they work hard until very late.

Tokyo Daily Life

Something very useful, but a bit expensive, are lockers. In Tokyo you can find lockers everywhere! They are very useful in case you need to leave some shopping bags or something you don't want to carry. The price of the locker depends on its size.

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

Another amazing thing from Tokyo is that toilets are high-tech. Even this toilet from a fast food restaurant, it has more buttons than any telephone!

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15 buttons!

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I took this photo in the toilet of a train station. Look at the button on the right, music for ultimate privacy! You can even adjust the volume.

Tokyo Daily Life

I didn't see many cars in Tokyo, taking into account the big size of the city. The city uses highways so you can go from one point of the city to another in a quick fashion.

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

Tokyo leverages a huge public transport system (train and metro) for moving millions of people everyday. It is amazing how this transport system runs with clockwork precision.

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

Integrated map of public transportation systems of Tokyo (train an metro). Is the biggest tangle I have ever seen!

If you are going to live or visit Tokyo, you will need a lot of patience using the transport systems of the city. You will get lost at first ^^.

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

Some pics taken at Shinjuku.

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Gorgeous sky at Shinjuku ^^.

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

Entertainment streets in Shinjuku. Here you can spend hours and hours!

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

Because the streets in the center of Tokyo are always very crowded, you can see advertisement-trucks by the roads.

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Now going into Shibuya streets.

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Back to Shinjuku ^^.

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Tokyo Daily Life

Shinjuku Station is the biggest station in the world. Not only it has tenths of platforms but it also hosts some malls in multiple levels. A real maze!

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OIOI (Marui) mall.

Tokyo Daily Life

Views of NTT Docomo tower from Shinjuku Gyoen garden.

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You can also enjoy festivals at Shinjuku!

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Picture next to hundreds of lamps.

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

In Tokyo you can see a mix of the modern and traditional aspects of life. In this pic, two Japanese girls wearing kimonos ^^.

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

Tokyo is always under the menace of natural disasters like earthquakes, tsunamis and typhoons. Walking by the city it is easy to find emergency resources.

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

Shinjuku in the night.

Tokyo Daily Life

Picture of the typical small street of Tokyo. Next, some pics around this area.

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

Public phone. Yes, they even exist ^^"...

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Box deliveryman.

Tokyo Daily Life

Japanese have a special ability for decorating with plants every small place on the streets. Despite being a street with no transit, if some plants can be placed there, they will be ^^.

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Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

If I had to say what is written in this sign, I would tell it is the trash collecting schedule.

Tokyo Daily Life

In Japan, the ground floor of every building is floor 1. They don't have the idea of "ground floor", as it happens in other countries.

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

More advertisement-truck. This truck also invites people to search for some words at a web search engine for finding the announcer company web site.

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

Porsche ^^. People in Tokyo usually have high income and many of them have expensive European cars.

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Next to the LOVE sculpture in Shinjuku! There are more sculptures like this in other parts of the world.

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People walking above a road in the area between Yoyogi Park and Harajuku.

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

Japan architecture is always amazing.

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Harajuku Street, one of the most popular shopping areas in Tokyo. Many fashion trends were born here.

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Harajuku Street in the night.

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Skyscraper next to Tokyo Station.

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

In Japan, you can find a cute scene in every small detail.

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Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

Some salaryman going to work.

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Tokyo Daily Life

3 meters above sea level. This detail is important in case of tsunami.

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Cool cafe sign.

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More people wearing kimono ^^.

Tokyo Daily Life

Kuroneko Yamato is the biggest box delivery company in Japan. Their logo have two black cats.

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Kuroneko Yamato headquarters.

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Walking in Tokyo by night.

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Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

Small box delivery truck.

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Japanese traffic signals ^^.

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Wine bottles at a restaurant in Tokyo. Wine in Tokyo comes from France and Spain.

Tokyo Daily Life
Tokyo Daily Life

Box deliveryman in autodelivery mode ^^.

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Cars over a river in Tokyo and under a highway.

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Sunrise at Fresa Hotel, where we were hosted for some nights.

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Yes, it is called Fresa Hotel (Strawberry Hotel in Spanish). It had nothing to do with strawberry however ^^.

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And this is my last post from Tokyo.

I hope to go back to this special city in the future!

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naeem nizam Reply

r photo all is nice and v informatic.

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Ty for posting information and photos