My tenth trip to Tokyo came a year later than expected, as last year’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami made me postpone plans. Nerves are shaky as there continue to be small earthquakes (I experienced some nerve-wracking shakes while on the 37th floor of my hotel), as well as scientific forecasts for another major earthquake in the next few years.
That said, the Japanese are a resilient bunch, and the country remains as beautiful, delicious, and quirky as ever. This has been my shortest visit ever, so this food writer and sex educator has had to scramble to see as much as possible. While it’s nearly impossible to find a public chair for sitting or a place to dispose garbage in Tokyo, I have found a lot of interesting sights, some of which I’m happy to share in the gallery above. (More on my restaurant experiences in the near future.)