Although I thought it was a little bit too much to include videos on every trip, there are some takes from different trips that I find interesting, uploadable and shareable.
If you like watching videos, have a look at some of the nicest experiences I've had in the last months.
Walking thru Nara's most descriptive street tribe: the Deers
27 August 2010
Like one more street tribe... Though, Japan has a quite homogeneus society... so these are the only punkies in the city :) Almost by the Todaiji temple, the biggest wooden temple on earth, it was nice to get thru them ...
Night bike ride troughout the empty streets of Nara
27 August 2010
After an exhausting temple-visiting day, I got my bike and started wandering over Nara's streets. It's a typical japanese village with small houses all very close, and small streets, and although it was still early, all was clear and I saw few people around.
This time I really wander around Gyon district, the most beautiful and interesting place for a night in Kyoto. From my bike, everything passes by fast and it is very real to see Kyoto's night life. I was alone again and this is when you most miss someone with you for fun and party... But I got enough fun in my bike!
Lost in Nikko's mountains, following the sound of the big Kegon falls
2 September 2010
Nikko Natural Park, Japan
I made a decision of stopping on a previous station, and hike all the way to the Kegon Falls and lake Chuzenji. But I got lost cause the trail was confusing, fell from a tree when trying to see over for directions, and had to walk naked cause my flip-flops on were even worse. But yeeeaah, what an adventure, looking for deers and chasing the waterfall? :)
One of the most famous pedestrian crosses in the world, doubtless. Anytime, anyday, hundreds of pedestrians get crossed on every green light. I was there on a quiet point of the day, but imagine how this grows on weekends or rush hours. And then I thought of pitching the video a bit to make it fun.
One sushi dinner with friends in a real sushi place! The turning exhibition of small dishes lets u choose whatever, and the color of the dishes is the distinction of the prices... And yes! When you order the bill, they come with a detector that counts the dishes and add the different prices, and after all the billing info is transferred to a plastic card, with which you pay upon leaving. Very interesting.
While walking around Akihabara, with all the games and manga stores around, I had to see what kind of Manga content you can purchase in there... So with the camera hanging in a subtle way, I went in and saw the funny comics and porno stuff... Check!
Hahaha... Couldn't believe how players are so interested still in our old times' fashioned games, like Street Fighter I and II and so many others... Or yes I do: me myself would love to play them again... on real machines.
Did you think I could leave Tokyo without checking its nightlife? NO. It was a Thursday and there was not a big club scene to check, but walking around I made quick local friends who took me to this club and around... fun fun fun