Tokyo is a city where standing out from the crowd means conforming. The trick is to find your niche and fit in. Whether that means spending your weekends at Akihabara, Electric Town, joining the other Otaku geeks trawling the streets for Manga, collectibles, and the latest (or even retro) video game. Or perhaps you’ll hang with the Harajuku girls, named for the suburb where they spend their time and known for the cutesy, doll like fashion they don every weekend. Close to Harajuku, in Yoyogi Park, the Rockabilly kids play music and dance among strolling couples and groups of friends playing frisbee. Everyone has their place, even those in the counter culture. For a week we explored Tokyo. We stayed in a room the size of a double bed in a neighbourhood where the average age was geriatric. We rode the subway with the locals, who all hid their faces and voices behind phones, PSP’s, books or sleep. We took a trip to Hakone to see Mt Fuji but she remained elusive behind the haze. And we shopped like locals in the hundreds of amazing stores that make up Tokyo.
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