At first glance, Tokyo seems like one large maze full of nothing but concrete and glass. It is one of the biggest and most populated cities in the world. Despite the density and “big-city-craziness” on the surface though, Tokyo is one of the most accessible and alluring cities I’ve ever been to. This past April, my wife Lindsay and I visited Japan for the first time, and we spent the first four days exploring Tokyo.
We stayed in the Shinjuku neighborhood, which is home to some of the tallest skyscrapers in the city. Our home base was the Hilton. I should mention here that the Hilton gave us a media rate and Executive Lounge access through our food blog Love and Olive Oil. So thanks Hilton! Service at the hotel was top notch, and the views from our room and the lounge were nothing short of spectacular.